Ex Inter Boss Spalletti Named As New Napoli Coach

Ex Inter Boss Spalletti Named As New Napoli Coach 2
Inter Milan’s Italian coach Luciano Spalletti gestures through the Italian Serie A soccer match Inter Milan vs Sassuolo on the San Siro stadium in Milan on May 12, 2018.
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Former Roma and Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti was on Saturday named as Napoli’s new coach.

“Welcome Luciano, together we will do a great job,” the Serie A membership’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis posted on twitter.

He succeeds Gennaro Gattuso, who left after failing to qualify Napoli for the Champions League.

The southerners completed fifth, one level behind fourth-placed Juventus, after a 1-1 draw at house in opposition to Hellas Verona final weekend.

A win would have assured a high 4 end, however Napoli missed out on the Champions League for a second straight season.

Spalletti, 62, returns to the dugout for the primary time since leaving Inter in 2019 after securing Champions League soccer for the Milan facet in his two seasons on the San Siro.

He received two Italian Cups and a TremendousCup with Roma, and two Russian league titles and a cup win in his time at Zenit Saint-Petersburg.

Gattuso was appointed Fiorentina coach on Tuesday, lower than 48 hours after saying he was leaving Napoli.

The 43-year-old former AC Milan and Rangers midfielder and former Milan coach succeeded Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli in December 2019 with the squad suffering from inner dissent.

Gattuso led Napoli to his first main trophy as a coach once they received the Italian Cup final June.

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Ex Inter Boss Spalletti Named As New Napoli Coach

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