Napoli strayed too far from their identity under Carlo Ancelotti, a mutiny tore the club apart and Gennaro Gattuso steered the ship to a Coppa Italia triumph, writes Ciro Di Brita.
Gattuso gets Napoli back on track
The Azzurri began the season with the idea of going one step further than the previous campaign and lifting their first Scudetto in 30 years. With a highly-decorated Coach on the bench in the shape of Carlo Ancelotti - who had guided his side to a second-place finish and a good but ultimately unlucky Champions League campaign – things looked rosy for some sections of the stands. In addition, the club had just smashed their record transfer fee when they paid €42m for Hirving Lozano from PSV Eindhoven and were able to hold onto prized assets like Brazilian midfielder Allan and defender Kalidou Koulibaly.