Carlo Ancelotti appointed Napoli manager following Sarri exit
NEWS DIGEST – Napoli have appointed Carlo Ancelotti as their new head coach on a three-year contract, following the departure of Maurizio Sarri.
Sarri’s departure was confirmed after president Aurelio De Laurentiis said time had run out for the coach to commit his future to the Partenopei, amid links to Chelsea.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentis thanked Sarri for his time at the club.
“I thank Maurizio Sarri for his precious dedication to Calcio Napoli that allowed us to give the city and all Azzurri fans over the world prestige and emotions, creating a style of football admired everywhere and by everyone. Bravo Maurizio!” De Laurentiis stated via a statement on Napoli’s official website.
Ancelotti will be charged with ending Juventus’ incredible dominance in Italy, with the Old Lady claiming seven consecutive Scudettos.
Ancelotti has enjoyed success in Italy, most notably with the AC Milan, where he won a Serie A title in 2003-04 – his sole Scudetto as a coach to date.
Sarri meanwhile, has been strongly linked with a move to another of Ancelotti’s former clubs- Chelsea where he would succeed fellow Italian Antonio Conte who looks set to leave Stamford Bridge despite delivering the FA Cup.
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