Why did Napoli invite Spalletti?

Why did Napoli invite Spalletti?

Napoli from Naples have appointed Luciano Spalletti as the new head coach of the team to replace the outgoing Gennaro Gattuso.

Luciano Spalletti is a controversial figure in the Italian football world. His best career years to date were in Roman Roma, which he coached during his first arrival from 2005 to 2009. With the Romans, he became the vice-champion of the country four times, took the cup twice and once the Italian Super Cup.

Then Spalletti had a voyage to Russia, where he spent five years as a coach of Zenit St. Petersburg, an unsuccessful return to Roma and a failure at Inter. After the Milan club he spent two years without work and now with renewed vigor joined the project of Aurelio De Laurentiis, who hopes to “do an excellent job together” with the team's manager.

What can Spalletti give Napoli? I doubt the Italian will do more work and bring as many innovations to the game as Maurizio Sarri did before. Luciano is an old-school man that puts more emphasis on quality defense. Therefore, from the positive qualities, the Neapolitans can get more stable results in the league.

The fact that Napoli did not make it to the Champions League will come back to haunt the coach, since he will not have the leverage to make high-profile transfers. Although we doubt that De Laurentiis promised him a lot of room for amplification. Most likely, the coach will select a team based on his own experience and will bring up several of his staff. In addition, it became known that Napoli is going to cut the payroll by a third.

Spalletti is not bad in cup competitions, so you can expect from his team to advance far in the Europa League or even win the tournament. If in such a short period he can find a common language with the players, then the results will come. But do not forget that the coach had conflicts in the locker room. The most striking examples are the fight with Totti and the scandal the Hulk at Zenit. So we are waiting for the heat in Naples, which, as for me, will not give the team significant progress, because the best years of the coach have already passed.