On the verge of the podium, Napoli missed a qualification for the Champions League by a whisker. It is now time for a new cycle for the club. Several members of the squad, such as Kalidou Koulibaly, are more than ever announced to leave. In addition, the Italian club has announced the departure of Gennaro Gattuso at the end of the season. To replace him several names have been mentioned, including Christophe Galtier and Sergio Conceiçao.
Luciano Spalletti new coach of Napoli
It is not so. In fact, Aurelio the Laurentis announced the signing of Luciano Spalletti as head of the Neapolitan club. “I am pleased to announce that Luciano Spalletti will be the new coach of Napoli from 1 July. Welcome Luciano, together we will do a great job,” he said on his Twitter account. The Italian technician was free since his departure from Inter Milan in 2019. He will be responsible for putting Napoli back in the Champions League, something that the club has not managed for two seasons. The latter will land in a complicated context. It is known that Aurelio de Laurentis likes to interfere in the work of his coaches, as was the case with the last two, namely Gennaro Gattuso and Carlo Ancelotti.
A team to rebuild in Naples
Luciano Spalletti will have to rebuild a group that will suffer several departures. Indeed, Elseid Hysaj and Nikola Maksimovic will leave the club this summer, their contracts ending at the end of the season. In addition, Timoue Bakayoko will leave for Chelsea, he who was a pillar of Gattuso‘s team. The native of Certaldo will still be able to count on Matteo Politano, one of the best players of Napoli this season. The latter has seen the Neapolitan club lifted his option to buy. The time is more than ever to rebuild the side of Napoli.