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Saturday December 7 2019
Napoli scrape point in Udine

Napoli extended their Serie A winless streak to seven rounds, as Piotr Zielinski scraped a 1-1 draw at relegation battlers Udinese.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Giuntoli: 'Ancelotti has experience'

Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli commented on Carlo Ancelotti’s job status. “We believe he has the experience to emerge from this negative period.”

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“The team is very calm, eager to get back up the table, concentrated and ready to put in a good performance,” the director of sport told Sky Sport Italia.

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NEWS
Saturday December 7 2019
Napoli want Ibrahimovic for Europe

Milan and Bologna remain interested, but there are reports Napoli are ready to snap up Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the Champions League.

The striker is a free agent after his contract with the LA Galaxy ran down and has dropped numerous hints he is returning to Italy.

He already played in Serie A for Juventus, Inter and Milan, with the Rossoneri believed to be the favourites for his signature.

Bologna are also making a proposal and he’d be working with good friend Sinisa Mihajlovic.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Gattuso shadow looms over Ancelotti

There are growing reports Carlo Ancelotti will be fired if Napoli do not beat Udinese today, replaced by Gennaro Gattuso, regardless of the Champions League result.

It kicks off at the Dacia Arena at 17.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Corriere del Mezzogiorno and other newspapers, today is decisive for Ancelotti’s future on the Napoli bench.

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Thursday December 5 2019
What next for Napoli?

With Napoli seemingly no closer to ending their bad run, Marcello Cossali-Francis asks whether they should stick with Carlo Ancelotti or turn to Gennaro Gattuso...

Well, who would have thought at the end of last season that Napoli would be in the position they currently find themselves in?

Carlo Ancelotti and his troubled side sit seventh in Serie A following another defeat last weekend – to fellow strugglers Bologna, at home – and are now eight points behind the Champions League places, 17 behind pace-setters Inter. The season is almost already a write-off and it all appears to be their own doing. 

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Thursday December 5 2019
Napoli in retreat until Genk

Napoli will be staying in a training retreat until their last group match in the Champions League against Racing Genk next week.

Gazzetta dello Sport reports Napoli will remain in ritiro until the game on December 10 but also speaks of a “tense” atmosphere in the camp.

Jokes are hard to come by and there’s a sense of pessimism around the training ground, explains the newspaper, which adds President Aurelio De Laurentiis might sack coach Carlo Ancelotti next week.

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Wednesday December 4 2019
ADL: 'Haven't called anyone!'

Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis has rejected rumours that he is about to replace Carlo Ancelotti. “I haven’t called anyone.”

Valter De Maggio, the presenter of Radio Kiss Kiss - Napoli’s official radio station - relayed to his listeners what De Laurentiis had told him when he asked the President about the club’s coaching situation.

Only last night, it was claimed Gennaro Gattuso had already been lined up to take over from Ancelotti.

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NEWS
Wednesday December 4 2019
Ancelotti in PSG return?

Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti could return to Paris Saint-Germain next summer, claims one French report.

Ancelotti’s position seems to be getting less secure with each passing day, Napoli’s 2-1 defeat to Bologna last weekend the latest in a string of poor performances.

It was claimed on Tuesday evening that the 60-year-old would be dismissed after the Champions League game against Genk next week, with Gennaro Gattuso set to take over.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Reports: Napoli in Gattuso talks

Gennaro Gattuso has been contacted by Napoli and Fiorentina, according to reports, with suggestions Carlo Ancelotti will be sacked on December 10.

According to Sky Sport Italia, Ancelotti will leave Napoli at the very least at the end of the season, possibly before that if results continue to be disappointing.

Gattuso is emerging as the prime candidate to take over, believing he has the firm hand to ensure determination within the Stadio San Paolo ranks.

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NEWS
Tuesday December 3 2019
Napoli 'wasting' Di Lorenzo and Hysaj

There’s more trouble brewing at Napoli, as an agent complained Carlo Ancelotti is wasting Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Elseid Hysaj. “It makes no sense to remain.”

Former Empoli man Di Lorenzo has been used as a surprising stop-gap in several roles this season, playing at right-back, left-back, centre-back and most recently as a winger.

“It’s not good seeing him shuffled around all over the place. The whole team seems to be disoriented,” agent Mario Giuffredi told Radio Kiss Kiss.

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