Antonio Conte One Step Away from Joining Napoli

Antonio Conte is one step away from taking over the managerial reins at Napoli as he prepares to return to work after a year-long hiatus. It’s a matter of weeks if not days. But the Partenopei fans can rest assured that the trophy-laden manager is coming to the rescue.

Calciomercato claims Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is determined to announce Conte’s arrival as early as next week. The former Inter and Juventus boss could land in Naples over the weekend before putting pen to paper on a multi-year contract.

The final details are missing, but Conte’s appointment is a foregone conclusion. The four-time Scudetto winner is set to return to Serie A after three years to drive Napoli out of a crisis. And there’s a feeling he’s the only available manager who could turn the club’s fortunes around.

The 54-year-old has reportedly accepted a three-year contract offer that would tie him down to Napoli until 2027. That’s more than enough time for a coach of Conte’s caliber to lift the Partenopei from the ashes left in the wake of Luciano Spalletti’s departure last summer.

Only a person of Conte’s charisma and vision can galvanize this faltering squad, and De Laurentiis is seemingly aware of that. The Napoli chief has prioritized a move for the famous tactician over the likes of Gian Piero Gasperini, Roberto De Zerbi, and several other contenders.

But it’s likely that Conte won’t work with Victor Osimhen, who’s heading towards the exit door. Recent speculation has linked Napoli with an interest in Romelu Lukaku, but they’ve quickly rubbished such talks.

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