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Sunday May 8 2011
Mazzarri: 'No contact with clubs'

Walter Mazzarri insists he has “not been in contact with any other club. I just want to evaluate my situation with Napoli.”

The Coach announced yesterday that he could quit at the end of the season, fuelling reports of negotiations already in place with Juventus.

“As with every year, we need to sit round a table and understand if there are the conditions to begin a new campaign together. It's what I have always done in my career,” insisted Mazzarri.

“We didn't know that we were going to reach the Champions League, so now I don't know what is going to be expected of us. If we finish third or fourth will change the scenario.

“I swear that I have not been in contact with any other club. I have to talk to Napoli first and that will be at the end of the season. If this rapport comes to an end, then we'll see.”

The Partenopei still need a point to be mathematically sure of Champions League football after losing 2-1 at Lecce this afternoon.

“We were naive and certain incidents proved decisive. Lecce managed to win with a great shot at the end. It was a tense encounter, but this is football.”

Edinson Cavani was sent off and will be suspended for next week's battle with Inter.

“Cavani was a little tired and as such not quite as sharp as usual. He really wanted to score goals to win the Capocannoniere crown.”

That now looks unlikely, as Antonio Di Natale bagged a brace today to go clear on 28 goals compared to Cavani's 26.

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