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Tuesday August 4 2020
Serie A 2019-20 Season Review: Napoli

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.

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Tuesday August 4 2020
Ancelotti: 'I wish Napoli all the best'

Three-time Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti claims the competition has become ‘an obsession’ for Juventus, thinks Paris Saint-Germain 'aren’t too happy' playing Atalanta and wishes Napoli ‘all the best’ against Barcelona.

The former Napoli coach was replaced after the last group stage match by Gennaro Gattuso in December and since taken over Everton in the Premier League.

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Monday July 27 2020
Ancelotti: 'Milan have a duty to sign Zlatan'

Former Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has claimed the Rossoneri have a ‘duty’ to renew Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s contract at San Siro.

The current Everton coach spent nine years at the Diavolo and picked up one Scudetto, the Coppa Italia and two Champions League titles during his stint with the club.

The former hero has watched the Rossoneri bounce back since Ibrahimovic returned in January and said Stefano Pioli deserved to keep his job in Via Aldo Rossi.

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Monday July 27 2020
Ancelotti: 'Sarri deserves Juve'

Carlo Ancelotti has claimed Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri did an ‘excellent job’ in leading Juventus to their ninth consecutive title. ‘He deserves to be at a big club’.

The former Napoli coach joined Everton in December, as the Partenopei struggled to keep up with the Scudetto battle in Serie A.

Juventus eventually picked up their ninth straight trophy on Sunday and Ancelotti claims Sarri has proven the critics wrong.

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Saturday July 25 2020
Ancelotti: 'Everton for the long haul'

Carlo Ancelotti confirms ‘I’d like to have a very long experience’ at Everton, where he is planning ‘an evolution, not a revolution’.

Ancelotti has not lasted more than two years in any of his six jobs since his tenure at Milan ended in 2009, but he is hoping to buck that trend at Everton.

“I feel part of this project, which started for me in December, and I hope it lasts for a long time,” the 61-year-old told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday July 17 2020
Mertens: 'Sarri changed me, Gattuso perfect'

Dries Mertens thanks Maurizio Sarri for ‘changing my life’ at Napoli, believes Gennaro Gattuso is ‘the perfect coach’ for this moment and is ‘confident’ against Barcelona.

The club record all-time top scorer sat down with UEFA.com to discuss his recent contract extension with the Partenopei.

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Sunday July 5 2020
Insigne: 'Gattuso changed Napoli'

Lorenzo Insigne credits coach Gennaro Gattuso with the transformation of Napoli’s fortunes. ‘Since he arrived, we’ve been on the right track.’

The captain’s curler into the far top corner proved the winner in a 2-1 result against Roma, which allowed the Partenopei to go into joint fourth place.

He celebrated with a chest-bump on the touchline with his coach.

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Sunday July 5 2020
Ancelotti names ideal XI

Carlo Ancelotti has chosen the all-time XI of players he’s coached, which is very heavy on Serie A stars, but excludes Cristiano Ronaldo.

The current Everton manager has worked all over Europe, winning silverware in Italy, Spain, England, Germany and France.

There’s a lot of his Milan side in the XI picked by Ancelotti, as published in The Sun, including Marcos Cafu, Paolo Maldini, Andrea Pirlo, Ricky Kaka and Andriy Shevchenko.

Former San Siro stalwards Thiago Silva and Zlatan Ibrahimovic were in his PSG squad.

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Saturday July 4 2020
Insigne: 'Mutiny was a mistake'

Lorenzo Insigne admits Napoli’s players made a ‘mistake’ for staging a mutiny and claims Carlo Ancelotti should have been ‘breathing down our necks’.

The end of Ancelotti’s reign at Napoli saw Insigne and his teammates refuse to attend a punitive training retreat organised by President Aurelio De Laurentiis.

However, rather than condemning their decision to go against club orders, the coach preferred to keep quiet and sided with his squad.

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Friday June 26 2020
Agent: 'Insigne a silent leader'

Agent Vincenzo Pisacane has claimed Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne has ‘always been a silent leader’ and that the ‘mutiny’ from earlier in the season ‘wouldn’t have happened’ under current coach Gennaro Gattuso.

Insigne was ‘portrayed as the scapegoat’ during the initial troubles this season but his agent has claimed the Italy international didn’t have any unsolved issues with former coach Carlo Ancelotti.

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