Monday May 14 2018
Report: Ancelotti close to Napoli

Just a day after he was first linked with the role, Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly agreed to become the next Napoli Coach.

It was reported on Sunday that Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis had several phone calls with Ancelotti and were due to meet on May 21.

However, CalcioNapoli24 has gone one step further by claiming the former Milan and Real Madrid boss will even sign a contract with the Partenopei this week.

The website explains the 58-year-old ‘has embraced the Napoli project for a month now and wants to represent the club’, while he needed little convincing.

Furthermore, he would be happy for Cristiano Giuntioli to stay on as sporting director, with the intention of ‘preserving’ the core of Napoli’s first team.

However, while Maurizio Sarri is being tipped to seek employment elsewhere, La Repubblica warns no clubs have so far showed a willingness to pay his €8m release clause. 

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