April 13, 2024

Luis Enrique’s tackle from Napoli

Aurelio de Laurentiis has been at it again, as truculent as ever and never stingy with his crunchy statements. On Friday, the Napoli boss spoke of the time he spent looking for a successor to Luciano Spalletti, the coach who won the Serie A title last season. During the summer, a number of candidates were contacted, and the manager was happy to reveal a few secrets of the convers…

Aurelio de Laurentiis has been at it again, as truculent as ever and never stingy with his crunchy statements. On Friday, the Napoli boss spoke of the time he spent looking for a successor to Luciano Spalletti, the coach who won the Serie A title last season. During the summer, a number of candidates were contacted, and the manager was happy to reveal a few secrets of the conversations.

1We even came to a near-agreement, but then he said no because he wanted to earn even more.

Garcia’s regret

A rather trivial explanation for Luis Enrique’s refusal. The current PSG coach was not the only one to be singled out by the Neapolitan manager, who focused on Rudi Garcia, his final choice. Aurelie de Laurentiis explained that he had realized that his decision to hire the Frenchman was a mistake from the day of his official presentation. I should have made a dramatic move and said ‘I presented him to you, but now he’s leaving’. Because someone who comes and says: ‘I don’t know Naples, I’ve never seen a match’… I should have understood.