Napoli sacked supervisor Rudi Garcia on Tuesday, and it formally changed the Frenchman with Italian Walter Mazzarri. Mazzarri was the supervisor of Napoli from the 2009/10 season to 2012/13. He led Napoli to its greatest league end in over 20 years when Napoli completed second that season in Serie A. He steps in for Rudi Garcia, who has been below hearth for Napoli’s performances this season.
Rudi Garcia solely lasted three months with Napoli. He changed Luciano Spalletti after the Italian parted methods with the membership. Final season, Spalletti led Napoli to the membership’s first Scudetto since Diego Maradona represented the membership in 1989/90. Regardless of retaining a lot of the stars of that title-winning facet, Napoli has not been capable of repeat the success Spalletti delivered.
Presently, the Italian facet is fourth in Serie A. After 12 video games, Napoli has six wins, three attracts and three losses. Most lately, a loss at house towards relegation candidate Empoli spelled the tip for Garcia. Napoli is 10 factors adrift of league-leading Inter Milan. Within the UEFA Champions League, the membership has seven factors after 4 video games. Due to this fact, it’s on the point of reaching the knockout levels for a second straight season. Nonetheless, the league performances haven’t been sturdy sufficient for the brand new normal at Napoli.
The performances below Garcia had been far too inconsistent for membership president Aurelio de Laurentiis. Additionally, de Laurentiis was not overly keen on Garcia to start with. After hiring the Frenchman, the membership president admitted that he was not on the prime of the record. Nonetheless, the membership rolled with Garcia, which can have set it behind the tempo in Italy.
Napoli turning to a well-recognized face in Walter Mazzarri
Walter Mazzarri has had a journeyman profession as a supervisor. But, the most important focus of his golf equipment is in Italy. As said, his first stint with Napoli began in October of the 2009/10 season. On the time, Napoli was in 14th. Instantly after hiring Mazzarri, Napoli went on an unbeaten run within the league for 15 video games. Seven of these video games had been attracts, and eight had been wins. But, Napoli conceded far fewer targets below Mazzarri. Ultimately, Napoli completed sixth in that first season. Then, over the following three years, Napoli had finishes of third, fifth and second in Mazzarri’s final marketing campaign.
There have been a number of different names Napoli was contemplating to switch Garcia within the present marketing campaign. For instance, rumors instructed Fabio Cannavaro and Igor Tudor. For Napoli, Mazzarri was the most secure alternative given his success managing in Serie A with Napoli prior to now.
After Napoli, although, Mazzarri didn’t succeed with Inter Milan, Torino or Cagliari. With Cagliari, Mazzarri signed a three-year contract early within the 2021/22 season. Nonetheless, Cagliari discovered itself in a relegation battle, and the membership sacked Mazzarri in Could of that marketing campaign.
A gauntlet to begin his second stint
Napoli sacked Garcia proper earlier than a brutal spell of video games each domestically and in Europe. That begins in late November on the highway towards Atalanta, the membership immediately beneath Napoli within the desk. After that, Napoli travels to Spain to face Actual Madrid in matchday 5 of the UEFA Champions League. The 2 league video games following the journey to the Santiago Bernabeu are house to Inter Milan and at Juventus. Napoli then rounds out its Champions League group stage towards Braga at house.
Mazzarri will immediately be below the microscope, and this may increasingly all occur with out Victor Osimhen. The Nigerian has no anticipated return date.