Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri has admitted that his contract doesn’t guarantee a future with the Stadio San Paolo outfit.
The tactician still has another year left to run on his deal, but it will be the club who decide whether he remains for 2012-13.
“Everything will be assessed at the end of the season because what happens in the future depends on what happens in the campaign before,” he stated on Tuesday.
“I want to stay and respect my contract because I have a good relationship with this squad. But, no matter what my contract says, we’ll have to wait until the end of term.”
Napoli have had a decent campaign. They will face Juventus in the Italian Cup Final, they reached the last 16 of the Champions League and they are just four points shy of third-placed Lazio with five games left.
“The other teams battling for third don’t seem in great shape. We’ll have to give it our all and see where we finish up.
“Lazio boss Edy Reja says that we are favourites for third. I don’t really want to comment, but I don’t understand why he believes that…”
Napoli returned to winning ways against Novara on Saturday after successive defeats to Juventus, Lazio and Atalanta.
“We’re certain of our abilities again, also thanks to the fact that we’ve recovered a few fundamental players,” Mazzarri added. “We can still fight and we want to finish as high as possible.”
Napoli will face a trip to Lecce on Wednesday afternoon for their rearranged Week 33 encounter.
“I’ll stick with the same team that beat Novara because we have a certain way of playing – results don’t arrive when we are forced to change.”