Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has announced Gennaro Gattuso’s successor as the club’s next manager.
Luciano Spalletti has replaced Gennaro Gattuso as Napoli manager for next season.
The 62-year-old returns to the dugout two years after leaving Inter Milan at the end of the 2018/19 season. He takes over from the departed Gattuso in a bid to help return the club to the Champions League.
Aurelio De Laurentiis took no time at all to confirm a new manager after announcing Gattuso’s exit last weekend.
“I am delighted to announce that Luciano Spalletti will become Napoli coach on 1 July,” the club’s president said in a statement.
“Welcome, Luciano – we’ll do great work together.”
Spalletti brings a wealth of experience with him to Napoli. Aside from a four-and-a-half-year spell in Russia with Zenit St. Petersburg, he has spent most of his coaching career in Italy.
The two-time Serie A Coach of the Year has previously managed Empoli, Sampdoria, Venezia, Udinese, Ancona, Roma, and Inter Milan.