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Thursday May 6 2021
Report: Napoli have convinced Spalletti

Napoli have reportedly convinced Luciano Spalletti, who seems set to succeed Gennaro Gattuso at the Stadio Diego Maradona.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports patron Aurelio De Laurentiis has chosen the former Inter and Roma tactician as the new head coach for the Partenopei.

Former Milan coach Gattuso seems set to leave the Azzurri, even if he should bring Champions League football back to Naples.

The newspaper claims Spalletti has been in continuous talks with De Laurentiis about the roles to be reinforced in the squad.

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Friday April 30 2021
Three candidates to replace Gattuso at Napoli

Napoli are considering the possible replacements for Gennaro Gattuso and have drawn up a list of three candidates, according to Sky Sport Italia.

The broadcaster reveals the Partenopei have already started planning for a possible life without coach Gennaro Gattuso at the helm.

It seems difficult for Gattuso to stay at the Stadio Diego Maradona, even if he was to secure a place in the Champions League for the Azzurri.

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Wednesday April 28 2021
Report: Spalletti wants €4m a season at Napoli

Luciano Spalletti has reportedly asked for €4m a season to accept the job at Napoli, and the club will decide at the end of the season.

The icy front between current coach Gennaro Gattuso and President Aurelio De Laurentiis is beginning to thaw, and the former Milan coach doesn’t seem so certain to leave after all.

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Wednesday April 28 2021
SAF wanted Totti at United: 'He didn't want to leave Rome'

Sir Alex Ferguson recalls Manchester United’s historic 7-1 win over Roma in the Champions League and admits he tried to sign Francesco Totti.

The former United coach spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport ahead of the semi-finals of the Europa League on Thursday.

The historic win came in the quarter-final of the Champions League in 2007 and Ferguson said he ‘immediately knew’ it was going to be a special night at Old Trafford.

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Saturday April 24 2021
Spalletti or Italiano for Napoli job

There are many different reports around the fate of Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso and a list of potential replacements including Luciano Spalletti and Vincenzo Italiano.

While most sources maintain Gattuso and President Aurelio De Laurentiis have already decided to part company at the end of the season, Tuttosport stand out in suggesting the patron is reconsidering his stance.

Even if he did take a step back towards Gattuso, the coach is a proud man who will feel his position has been undermined regardless of the outcome.

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Wednesday April 21 2021
Napoli consider Spalletti

Gennaro Gattuso will reportedly leave Napoli after the current campaign and Il Corriere dello Sport claims Luciano Spalletti could replace the Calabrian.

The newspaper reports Gattuso’s time with the Partenopei is certainly over after the 2020-21 season and the Azzurri are searching for his replacement at the Stadio Diego Maradona.

Former Juventus and Milan coach Massimiliano Allegri is the dream, according to the report, which also mentions a possible move for Hellas Verona tactician Ivan Juric.

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Thursday April 1 2021
Salah thanks Spalletti

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah explains how Luciano Spalletti helped him improve his finishing at Roma and refuses to commit his long-term future to the Reds.

Salah spent two years and a half in Serie A before joining Liverpool from Roma in a €50m deal.

The Egypt international thanked the former Giallorossi coach Luciano Spalletti in an interview with Marca.

“I had to work a lot on my finishing, I wasn’t born with the goals,” the former Roma attacker said.

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Tuesday March 23 2021
Totti series hits some targets, misses others

The Sky Italia comedy drama depicting Francesco Totti’s life and career drew attention not just for its subject matter, but also casting figures like Antonio Cassano, Luciano Spalletti, Daniele De Rossi and Rudi Garcia.

The six-part series is called Speravo de Morì Prima, named after a banner that was seen in the stands during Totti’s final match at the Stadio Olimpico.

It translates in Roman dialect to ‘I had hoped to die before this.’

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Monday March 22 2021
Juventus draw up three-man shortlist of Pirlo replacements

According to La Repubblica, Juventus don’t have enough money to hire Jurgen Klopp or Pep Guardiola and Gian Piero Gasperini, Simone Inzaghi and Luciano Spalletti are possible replacements for Andrea Pirlo.

The former midfielder is under fire after the Old Lady’s 1-0 defeat against Benevento.

The Bianconeri are ten points off Serie A table leaders Inter and have been eliminated from the Champions League round of 16.

Repubblica.it confirms Pirlo’s job is not safe anymore and reports a list of potential replacements.

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Sunday February 21 2021
Handanovic: 'Inter change started with Spalletti'

Samir Handanovic maintains Inter ‘started to change with Luciano Spalletti’s arrival, then Antonio Conte,’ as they’ve been building towards this Milan Derby triumph.

It ended 3-0, but at the dawn of the second half when still only 1-0, Handanovic had to make three astonishing reaction saves on Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sandro Tonali.

The veteran was asked which one represented the toughest save of the afternoon.

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