Coach Simone Inzaghi

The younger brother of SuperPippo Inzaghi, Simone was also a striker and spent much of his career at Lazio. After retirement at a relatively young age due to injuries, he worked his way up the youth academy ladder at the Stadio Olimpico.

Drafted in as caretaker manager when Stefano Pioli was sacked in April 2016, Inzaghi got along well with players and was respected by fans. He was still shoved aside to make way for Marcelo Bielsa, then recalled in a panic when all the more glamorous alternatives fell by the wayside.

He might not have been their first, second or even third choice, but Inzaghi cares about Lazio and proved to be an inspired choice, securing Europa League qualification in both of his full Serie A campaigns, only missing out on Champions League football last season with a last day defeat at home to Inter.