The former Juve defender also explained leaving the club when Maurizio Sarri was in charge.
“To accept a role like this, something inside you must immediately snap and in my case, it wasn't like that," Barzagli told Tuttosport. “I'm happy to see Padoin in the staff, Simone is very prepared."
Barzagli decided to walk away from his job under Maurizio Sarri, despite having signed a deal until June 2022.
“I have heard so much about my farewell," he said. “But the truth is that there has been no quarrel between me and Sarri.
“Maurizio is a person with whom it's pleasant to talk football, he knows it very well. He likes to teach football and has his own idea.
“At Juventus he was not lucky enough to be able to put it into practice, but in the end he won anyway. At Lazio, he has players with characteristics that can follow him. I'm convinced he will do well.
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