Monday December 16 2019
Sacchi: 'Napoli wrong choice for Ancelotti'

Arrigo Sacchi believes Carlo Ancelotti, now in talks with Everton after his dismissal, made a mistake in joining Napoli. “I would’ve told him not to go there.”

Ancelotti became Napoli coach in June 2018 after three years of Maurizio Sarri at the helm, but only lasted 18 months, and was sacked last week after guiding the Partenopei to the last 16 of the Champions League.

Legendary Milan coach believes Ancelotti made the wrong choice in joining the Southern Italian club.

“When Ancelotti went to Napoli it was the first time in his career that he started a new adventure without asking me anything.

“And it was a good thing because I would’ve told him not to go to there," Sacchi explained to Tuttomercatoweb.

“The reason being that Sarri had done fantastic work that only a few of us really understood.”

Ancelotti was replaced by Rino Gattuso, who has returned the side to using a 4-3-3, after Ancelotti had ditched the system installed by Sarri in favour of a 4-4-2.

Gattuso lost his opening game at home to Parma.

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