Napoli have named the famously combative former Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso as their new coach in an obvious try to revive self-discipline to a staff who’ve misplaced their method after a promising begin to the season.
The 41-year-old will change fellow Italian Carlo Ancelotti, Gattuso’s former mentor who was sacked on Tuesday hours after Napoli beat Belgian aspect Genk 4-Zero within the Champions League to achieve the final 16 of the competitors.
“Welcome Gattuso” the membership stated on its Twitter feed with an image of the brand new coach on Wednesday.
Ancelotti’s dismissal adopted a turbulent two months by which his aspect went 9 matches and not using a win in all competitions.
At one level, Ancelotti criticised a call by Napoli’s flamboyant proprietor Aurelio De Laurentiis to restrict the squad to a training-camp for per week.
The gamers broke off the camp midway by way of, refusing to remain within the resort though they continued to coach.
Italian media stated the gamers have been fined between one quarter and one half of a month’s wage, though the membership have declined to touch upon the reported sanctions.
Gattuso, a World Cup winner in 2006, spent 13 seasons of his enjoying profession at Milan — a number of of them below Ancelotti — the place he additionally had his first Serie A training expertise.
He was appointed Milan coach in November 2017 and left on the finish of final season with two years to run on his contract after they completed fifth in Serie A, simply lacking out on a spot within the Champions League.
Gattuso beforehand coached Swiss aspect Sion, Greek membership OFI Crete and third-tier Italian aspect Pisa, the place he gained promotion.