Mazzarri Kills Buzz About Napoli Return in Near Future

Walter Mazzarri was briefly mentioned as a candidate to replace Rudi Garcia while Napoli mulled a coaching change. However, he dismissed those murmurs in an interview with Corriere dello Sport.

“I liked them a lot last season under Luciano Spalletti, and I studied them by heart. I know all their movements. That’s who I am. However, it stops there. I haven’t heard anybody from their management lately. It’s baloney.”

Mazzarri didn’t deny his attachment to Napoli and the fact he’d like to come back.

“Everybody wants to go there because it’s a strong squad and an important club. It’s a fascinating place to coach. If I had the chance to take over a side, I’d like to find people who are willing to understand the type of football I intend to make. I like to teach, improve my players, and organize a serious work. I wish to plan ahead, is that too much to ask?”

Mazzarri further lauded last season’s Napoli.

“Everybody liked them. I was never able to use 4-3-3 because I didn’t have the right players. They had incredible alchemy. Their football was beautiful considering their mechanism on the flanks. They integrated many new things better than most teams.”

Mazzarri dished on Aurelio De Laurentiis.

“I’m a workaholic, and he did me a favor when he called me at 6 a.m., as we had already discussed everything by the time practice started. We had a direct relationship.”

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