Napoli have confirmed the appointment of former Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti as their manager a couple of days after Gennaro Gattuso left the club, according to SkySports.
A two-time Serie A Coach of the Year, Spalletti guided AS Roma to two Coppa Italia trophies and Zenit St Petersburg to two Russian Premier League honours, all within the past 15 years.
The 62-year-old had, however, been without a managerial job since leaving Inter at the end of May 2019.
Gattuso was influential in getting Victor Osimhen to sign for Napoli last summer and was seen as a father figure for the Nigerian striker in his first year in Italy.
Despite Osimhen’s struggles and absences due to injuries, suspensions, coronavirus isolation, among others, the former AC Milan midfielder backed the Nigerian all through.
But the last day 1-1 draw at home to Hellas Verona denied Napoli a Champions League spot, ultimately resulting in Gattuso exiting the Diego Maradona Stadium.
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