Stefano Colantuono has calmed rumours suggesting that he could replace Walter Mazzarri at Napoli next season. “I’m happy at Atalanta.”
The Azzurri may be looking for a new tactician in the summer after Mazzarri revealed last week that he could take a year out of the game.
Amongst the list of candidates to succeed the former Sampdoria man at the Stadio San Paolo is Colantuono.
“I’m basically now a northerner,” the tactician stated when asked about the Napoli rumours. “This is my happy island where I’m very content.
“Even during some difficult times last season, this club always showed their faith in me. Their support has never been lacking.
“I’d also like to stay here and beat the record of Emiliano Mondonico who made history with this outfit.”
Mondonico spent seven years with the Bergamo outfit over the course of two different spells at the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia.
Colantuono spent two years with Atalanta before his 2007 switch to Palermo. He returned in the summer of 2010.
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition - £5,000 monthly.