Igor Tudor in limbo amidst Kamada departure and Internal struggles at Lazio


Corriere dello Sport report that Igor Tudor’s future at Lazio is reportedly in limbo following a series of developments at the club. The departure of Daichi Kamada, a player Tudor had praised highly and wished he had ten of, adds to the long history of conflicts under the management of club president Claudio Lotito. Kamada’s exit has now put Tudor in a precarious position, testing his resilience and commitment to the club.

Tudor’s Uncertain Future

According to Il Corriere, currently, Tudor remains Lazio’s head coach and is expected to lead the team into the next season. However, recent comments by club director Angelo Fabiani have hinted at an underlying uncertainty. Fabiani’s remarks, while intended to dismiss rumors, have only fueled speculation about Tudor’s future. As Fabiani stated, “Today, Tudor is our coach,” which many interpreted as a sign of potential changes ahead.

Tudor is currently in Croatia, and no meetings have taken place at Formello, Lazio’s training ground. Fabiani has briefed Tudor on the failed negotiations with Kamada, explaining the unacceptable conditions set by the player and his agents. Tudor, predictably, has requested a replacement for the Japanese international, finding some solace in Fabiani’s words. Kamada was a crucial part of Tudor’s plans for rebuilding the team, envisioned as a combative playmaker.

The Impact of Kamada’s Departure

Kamada’s departure is not an isolated incident; it follows the exits of Felipe and potentially Luis Alberto. Amidst these departures, Fabiani has confirmed that Matteo Guendouzi will stay with the club, although Lazio is open to offers around €30 million. This decision reflects the need to stem the exodus of key players. Tudor, however, would have preferred to keep Kamada and sell Guendouzi.

Internal Disagreements

Fabiani cited Rovella as an example of the type of committed player he values, which contrasts with Tudor’s preference to let Rovella go. These differences highlight the ongoing discussions between the club and Tudor, focusing more on new signings than departures. Both critics and supporters of Lotito agree that the current situation could push Tudor to his breaking point, leading to his potential exit.

Possible Replacements

If Tudor’s tenure at Lazio ends, the speculation about his successor will begin. Vincenzo Italiano is rumored to be heading to Bologna, Raffaele Palladino is leaving Monza, and there are whispers about Conceiçao and even Allegri as potential replacements. The outcome remains uncertain, but the tension between Tudor and the club’s management is palpable, setting the stage for possible significant changes at Lazio.


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