Carlo Ancelotti Named Napoli Manager After Maurizio Sarri Departure

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistMay 23, 2018

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - APRIL 20: Head Coach Carlo Ancelotti looks on during the Press Conference of Match for Solidarity on April 20, 2018 at Grand Hotel Kempinski in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photo by Robert Hradil/Getty Images)
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Carlo Ancelotti has been confirmed as the new manager of Napoli after Maurizio Sarri's departure earlier on Wednesday.

Napoli relayed a welcome video on Twitter which saw Ancelotti make a multilingual introduction:

Official SSC Napoli @sscnapoli

#WelcomeCarlo 💙@MrAncelotti https://t.co/u3jKVEZa78

Italian football writer Fabrizio Romano posted a photograph of the former Chelsea, Real Madrid, Juventus and AC Milan boss posing with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis:

Fabrizio Romano @FabrizioRomano

Official! https://t.co/I3sFkIM862

Fabrizio Romano @FabrizioRomano

Carlo Ancelotti and Aurelio de Laurentiis... ready for Napoli! #JamesBond 🔫 https://t.co/RuWgiwhbdL

Sky Sports News reported Ancelotti has penned a three-year deal at the Stadio San Paolo:

Sky Sports News @SkySportsNews

BREAKING: Carlo Ancelotti agrees three-year deal to become Napoli manager. #SSN https://t.co/agzpoaLUQE

The 58-year-old has been out of work since being sacked by Bayern Munich last September.

He was heavily linked with the Italian national-team job before the Italian Football Federation confirmed Roberto Mancini in the role, per Tom Doyle of the Evening Standard.

Ancelotti is one of the most decorated managers still working. He is one of only two men to win the UEFA Champions League or European Cup three times as a manager—the other is Bob Paisley.

Meanwhile, he has won league titles in Italy, France, England and Germany.

In three seasons under Sarri, Napoli finished second twice and third once in Serie A. 

De Laurentiis is doubtless hoping Ancelotti can push Napoli to greater heights as they attempt to break Juventus' seven-year monopoly of the Serie A title. 


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