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Saturday April 11 2020
Gattuso and Giuntoli take pay cut

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso and director of sport Cristiano Giuntoli have given up a month’s salary to cover furloughed club employees.

The Corriere dello Sport reports that the decision was made autonomously by Gattuso and Giuntoli to help the club deal with the coronavirus crisis.

Napoli put 30 non-playing club employees on furlough for March and April during the lockdown, meaning they are effectively without pay.

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Thursday April 9 2020
Politano: 'Can't wait to score for Napoli'

Attacker Matteo Politano claims Gennaro Gattuso and Antonio Conte are of a similar style and admits he ‘can’t wait to score my first goal’ for Napoli.

The 26-year-old left Inter after struggling to establish himself under Conte at the Giuseppe Meazza and moved to Naples for a new challenge with Gattuso’s men.

Politano has yet to score in Serie A this term, after 16 appearances in total, but pointed out that the two coaches share a similar approach.

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Tuesday April 7 2020
Report: Napoli set on Gattuso

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis is reportedly planning for a future with Gennaro Gattuso at the helm and could extend his current deal at the San Paolo.

Calciomercato.com reports that Aurelio De Laurentiis thinks the former Milan coach is the right man to lead the Partenopei project, after Gattuso replaced Carlo Ancelotti at the helm in December.

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Monday April 6 2020
Milan need patience with Paqueta

Serie A has seen precious little of the talent that made Lucas Paqueta such a big signing for Milan, but Vijay Rahaman warns selling now would be a huge mistake.

In recent times rumours have been rife about the future of Milan player Lucas Paqueta. The Brazilian has been linked with the likes of Benfica, PSG and during the January transfer window, a swap with Juventus with Federico Bernardeschi going the other way was even muted. However, what is really needed by the Rossoneri power brokers is for them to be patient with the playmaker.

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Friday April 3 2020
Di Lorenzo: 'Napoli must pick up where we left off'

Defender Giovanni Di Lorenzo said ‘it’s a shame’ the season was interrupted when Napoli were in a positive moment. ‘We were doing well’.

The right-back arrived at the San Paolo ahead of the current campaign and has impressed under both Carlo Ancelotti and his successor Gennaro Gattuso, playing the most minutes of everyone in the squad – a feat that he finds ‘pleasing’.

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Thursday April 2 2020
Rrahmani 'suited' to Napoli defence

Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli explains why Amir Rrahmani of Hellas Verona is the ideal defender for Gennaro Gattuso. “He can man-mark and play out from the back.”

A €14m deal has already been struck in January for the 26-year-old, who remained at Verona on loan for the rest of the season.

“We signed Rrahmani because he is very good at man-marking, but can also play out from the back, which is crucial as far as Rino is concerned,” director of sport Giuntoli told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday March 28 2020
Gattuso: 'Stay at home'

Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso sent a message to “fans all over the world”, encouraging them to “stay at home” during the coronavirus pandemic.

Italy is one of the hardest hit countries by the COVID-19 pandemic and experienced the worst daily death toll since the outbreak.

The Partenopei coach used social media to voice his message of concern and praise the “doctors and nurses doing a great job”.

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Friday March 27 2020
Insigne hails Gattuso rapport

Napoli forward Lorenzo Insigne confirms he has a “really good” relationship with Gennaro Gattuso and that Italy have “the aim of winning” Euro 2021.

The Napoli squad is currently in self-isolation as part of Italy’s nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic, and Insigne explained how he and his colleagues were coping.

“We’re all working hard at home,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday March 19 2020
Napoli negotiate during the break?

Napoli are reportedly arranging various appointments with agents, to sort out new deals for their stars on expiring contracts at the San Paolo.

Serie A is currently suspended and the Gazzetta dello Sport writes that the Partenopei are trying to make use of the break by discussing the future of their stars.

The knots to untie are regarding some of the biggest names at the Azzurri and the newspaper claims that veteran Jose Callejon seems destined for a return to his native Spain after the current campaign.

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Monday March 16 2020
Demme: 'San Paolo gives me goosebumps'

Diego Demme said his father “cried when I signed” with Napoli and revealed he “gets goosebumps” when he thinks about the atmosphere at the San Paolo.

The German midfielder arrived in Naples on a €12m transfer from RB Leizpig in January and has quickly established himself as one of the heroes in the city.

He signed a deal until June 2024 and life at the San Paolo has already lived up to his high expectations.

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