Master trainer Luciano Spalletti is apparently about to leave SSC Napoli. According to consistent media reports, the 64-year-old and club president Aurelio de Laurentiis has not been able to agree on an extension of the contract, which expires in 2024, in the past few weeks.
Now the coach of the Italian first division football team wants to stop in a few weeks. “Spalletti goes“, wrote the daily newspaper “Gazzetta dello Sport”.
“Everything is clear and discussed, it just needs to be communicated“, said Spalletti at the weekend in response to reporters’ questions about his future. However, it was agreed to wait before announcing concrete facts, he added after a 3-1 win against Champions League finalists Inter Milan.
Third title for Napoli
The coach had led Napoli to their third championship title in history and their first since 1990. Nevertheless, it is said that there has been a crisis between Spalletti and the eccentric club boss and film producer De Laurentiis for many months. In the past few days, the two men have teased each other. Referring to a possible new job for his coach, the SSC President remarked that he didn’t want to “clip the wings” on anyone – he replied that he didn’t need wings, just two boots.