Coach Luciano Spalletti will leave the club at the end of the season.
Italian media ‘Corriele dello Sport’ reported on the 20th (Korean time), “Spalletti has decided to leave Napoli despite a contract until 2024.”
Spalletti, who did not make his name known as a football player, walked the path of a leader right after his retirement from playing. Spalletti, who started his leadership career at Empoli, took the helm of Inter Milan in 2017 after going through Sampdoria, Venice and AS Roma.
His performance at Inter Milan was commendable. He led the team to 4th place for two consecutive seasons and advanced to the Champions League (UCL) of the European Football Federation (UEFA). .
After that, I took a break of 2 years. During that time, coach Spalletti is known to have operated a farm in Tuscany, Italy. He also prepared for his return to the world of football by studying his tactics as well. Spalletti, who returned to Napoli in the summer of 2021, immediately began transforming his team. His last season ended the season in 3rd place, but he stabilized the defensive line with the fewest goals conceded.
He took advantage of this and has been on a winning streak all season. Napoli’s key resources such as Kalidou Koulibaly, Fabian Luis, and Lorenzo Insigne left the team ahead of the season, but they filled the void by recruiting Kim Min-jae and Hvitza Kvarachhelia. Napoli, which had been on a winning streak from the beginning, eventually won the Scudetto (Italian Serie A championship) in 33 games. It was clearly the result of Spalletti’s leadership.
However, Spalletti will leave the team at the end of this season. Aurelio De Laurentiis, president of Napoli, said in an interview with ‘Sky Sports’ Italy, “Spalletti? He’s a champion, he had to find a field where he could express himself to the best of his ability, and he found it here. I hope he can express his ability more in the future. I hope you are,” he hinted at leaving.메이저놀이터
On the question of whether it would have been better if he had stayed in Naples, he said, “There is no doubt about it. But freedom is an inestimable and valuable asset in life. I shouldn’t control myself just as other people can’t control me. We have no one’s wings. You shouldn’t cut it. You shouldn’t limit anyone’s ambitions.”
If Spalletti leaves the team, Napoli cannot rule out the possibility of disintegration. Victor Osimen and others, including Kim Min-jae, are already connected to big clubs. In particular, Kim Min-jae is receiving attention from Manchester United, Newcastle United and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).