Gattuso leaves Napoli after failing to qualify for champions league
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Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis has confirmed the departure of head coach Gennaro Gattuso after the team missed out on Champions League qualification.
The Napoli chairman took to social media to bid Gattuso farewell, thanking him for his work at the club over the past two years.
“Dear Rino, I am happy to have spent almost two seasons with you,” De Laurentiis wrote on Twitter. “Thank you for your work and I wish you success wherever you go. A hug also to your wife and children.”
Meanwhile, Napoli’s official account posted an image of Gattuso with the caption: “Thank you, boss!”
Gattuso was drafted in to replace Carlo Ancelotti in the Napoli hot seat back in December 2020, and seven months later he managed to deliver the club’s first trophy in six seasons in the Coppa Italia.
However, Napoli finished 2019-20 down in seventh in the Serie A standings, and although they have picked up 15 more points this time around, Gattuso has paid the price for failing to guide the club back into the Champions League.
Former Juventus Manager,Maurizio Sarri has been touted as the most likely man to become Napoli’s next manager. Lazio’s Simone Inzaghi and outgoing Roma boss Paulo Fonseca have also been linked with the role.