Napoli Add Two French Coaches to List of Candidates

Napoli are waiting for Vincenzo Italiano to meet with the Fiorentina hierarchy before ramping up their pursuit. They will go all-in on him only if he signals his desire to depart. President Aurelio De Laurentiis wants to maintain a good relationship with Viola patron Rocco Commisso.

Per Alfredo Pedullà, the Gigliati won’t obstruct the gaffer if he wants out, but he hasn’t communicated that directly yet. He’s potentially tied to them for two more campaigns without a release clause. The Partenopei could buy one or two players as compensation.

According to La Repubblica, the Napoli owner had dinner with Rudi Garcia Thursday. He’s a free agent after getting the sack from Al-Nassr. He joins a long list of options. The manager finished in second place twice with Roma from 2013 to 2016. He spent time in France at Olympique Marseille and Olympique Lyonnais before leaving Europe.

The Azzurri could soon find a high-profile alternative to Italiano, Corriere dello Sport informs. PSG are highly likely to move on from Christophe Galtier. They are in talks with Bayern Munich to get Julian Nagelsmann out of his contract, Sky relays. The tactician had a summit with De Laurentiis two years ago and was in the running along with Luciano Spalletti. He managed Victor Osimhen in the past.

Our Take on the Napoli Coaching Search

The delays and speculations stem from the fact that they had to buy time on their top target. The current PSG manager flamed out too early from the Champions League but would come in with a stronger resume considering especially what he achieved with Lille.

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