Monday November 5 2012
Mazzarri denies heart rumours

Napoli Coach Walter Mazzarri attended a health clinic in Avellino today but has denied reports that it was for a pre-planned medical procedure on his heart.

The 51-year-old, whose side currently sits third in Serie A, was widely believed to have visited the Montevergine di Mercogliano clinic this morning for an angioplasty. This is a non-surgical procedure designed to widen or unblock arteries in the heart.

Radio Gol reported that the Coach was relaxed and recovering from the intervention, which had been understood as having been planned for some time.

However, Napoli’s official Twitter feed ran a brief couple of quotes from the Coach, which denied that the trip to Avellino was for anything like this.

“I have heard a thousand silly rumours about me this morning,” Napoli posted and attributed to Mazzarri.

“I simply went to a clinic in Avellino to carry out an inspection, this had been planned for some time, with Dr De Nicola.”

Mazzarri was taken unwell after last weekend’s win against Chievo and it was reported that consultation with doctors then saw him advised for more extensive tests this week.