Reports are swirling around the Maltese football scene that Luciano Zauri may be on the verge of joining reigning champions Hamrun Spartans as their new manager. Zauri, who played for the Italian National team and several Serie A clubs during his playing days, has been making waves in coaching circles in recent years.
Zauri’s coaching career began as an assistant to Massimo Oddo at Pescara, where he served as caretaker manager following Oddo’s dismissal in February 2017. He then returned to the club as Under-19 coach in the 2018-19 season before being promoted to head coach in June 2019. Zauri’s tenure as head coach was relatively short-lived, as he resigned in January 2020 after a loss to Salernitana.
However, Zauri’s coaching career received a boost in April 2022 when he was appointed manager of Pescara once again, this time in Serie C. With his experience, it’s no wonder that Hamrun Spartans are rumored to be interested in bringing him on board.
The Maltese club recently secured their 2nd league title in three years, and replacing outgoing manager Branco Nisevic will be no easy task. However, Zauri’s experience both as a player and a coach could prove invaluable as the team looks to defend their title in the upcoming season.
At 45 years of age, Zauri is still relatively young for a manager, and he has plenty of time to make his mark in the world of football. If he does end up joining Hamrun Spartans, it will be interesting to see how he adapts to the Maltese league and whether he can continue his success on the island.
For now, fans will have to wait and see whether the rumors come to fruition. But one thing is for certain: with Luciano Zauri at the helm, Hamrun Spartans could be in for an exciting new era of success.