Napoli sacked Ancelotti after advancement to UCL play-offs

Napoli sacked Ancelotti after advancement to UCL play-offs

After the latest match of the Champions League group stage, Napoli advanced to play-offs from the second place, but that did not the club management plans and they fired Carlo Ancelotti.

This season, Napoli experienced a logical decline after the team fought for Scudetto with Juventus Turin for several seasons. After defeating Salzburg on October 23rd, Ancelotti's team could not win for nine matches. The club management in person of Aurelio De Laurentiis continued to carry out a set of authoritarian measures aimed at subordinating the coach and the team.

As a result, him and the others moved into opposition to the club president. The only way out of the current situation was De Laurentiis's dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti, citing the fact that the team is occupying 7th place with 21 points after 15 matches.

Rumors have circulated in the media that the new mentor will be the ex-player and coach of Milan, Gennaro Gattuso. Yesterday Ancelotti played his last match as Napoli coach and defeated the Belgian Genk 4:0, and at night the club’s official website confirmed the information about his departure.

In addition to the unstable president, the club will now have the same coach. And if the rumors do not lie, then egocentric forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic may soon appear. It will not be a surprise if in the pre-season transfer window already the majority of adequate and talented players will be looking for a new place of work. This includes Insigne, Mertens, Allan and Coulibaly, who are ready to be swept away.

Napoli have little to expect in the championship and the Champions League, where the team made it from second place in the group after Liverpool. In other quartets, six more teams were determined: Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Valencia, Chelsea, RB Leipzig and Lyon. Earlier it became known that Juventus, Manchester City, Tottenham, Bayern, Real Madrid and PSG will also play in the round of 16. Therefore, today only two new teams will be determined that will complement the first round of the Champions League playoffs.