Friday May 24 2013
De Laurentiis: Nothing official yet

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has made a dramatic u-turn on comments that Rafael Benitez will become their next Coach.

The Partenopei owner claimed earlier on Friday that the deal to sign the former Inter man would be completed in the next few days.

But speaking to reporters this evening, the movie impresario has insisted that nothing is official yet.

“I have closed a deal for a new Coach,” he claimed. “But I cannot officially announce it until he is released from the club he is currently contracted with.

“I cannot tell you who it is because of UEFA regulations.

“As soon as the club release him, I will announce it.”