Naples: a trail fades for the post-Spalletti


Naples, reigning Italian champions, will no longer be coached by Luciano Spalletti next season. The Italian club is therefore looking for his replacement.

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Luciano Spalletti, Napoli Napoli

Despite very convincing results in Serie A with a club less prestigious than Juventus, AC Milan, Inter or AS Roma, Luciano Spalletti will not continue on the sidelines of Naples next year. The 64-year-old coach, under contract with the Italian team until June 2023, will leave free, after arriving at the club in 2021. In front of the media, the former coach of Inter and AS Roma said tired, and announced to take “one year off”. His cold relationship with Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis also appears to have pushed Luciano Spalletti towards the exit.

Free of any contract, the Spaniard Luis Enrique has been approached by Naples, but the 53-year-old coach, also targeted by PSG, who is heading for another track, would rather be ready to join the Premier League next season.

Mancini considered

For its part, the Italian Federation came out of silence, this Sunday, while the coach was cited on the side of Naples. The denial was not long in coming: “Italian national team coach Roberto Mancini has not received calls from Aurelio De Laurentiis or emissaries to go and occupy the Napoli bench”. Winner of Euro 2021 with Italy, Roberto Mancini is still under contract for three years with the Federation.

According to information from Foot Mercato, two names stand out in the minds of the leaders of the Italian club, in addition to Luis Enrique, who seems difficult to reach: these are Thiago Motta and Vincenzo Italiano. The first, passed by PSG, Inter and FC Barcelona as a player, is the coach of Bologna, the 11th in Serie A, since September 2022. Vincenzo Italiano, quoted at OM to replace Igor Tudor , is linked to Fiorentina, the 8th in the Italian championship, which will play the final of the Europa League Conference this Wednesday, against West Ham.

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