Napoli President Very Hands-On Ahead of Verona Game

Aurelio De Laurentiis hasn’t contacted other coaches after failing to sway Antonio Conte into replacing Rudi Garcia on the bench. The French manager will have more chances to right the ship. The president is providing as much support as possible and spending plenty of time at the Castel Volturno facility, Corriere dello Sport relays.

The patron realized it would be of no use to undermine the current manager further. He was at the training center from 9 am to 6 pm on Wednesday. He stopped short of sleeping there, as Luciano Spalletti often did during their title-winning campaign, but directed several meetings.

De Laurentiis and Garcia are leaning on the most experienced players in the group, in particular Piotr Zielinski, Amir Rrahmani, and Frank Anguissa, to lead the way out of the rut. The defender is returning from a month-long absence.

The chairman has become a sort of mental coach following the loss to Fiorentina. He’ll be the only one to speak to the media before the match, probably in an interview and not a presser.

Our Take on De Laurentiis

Whether his heavy involvement will do more good than harm remains to be seen, but at least he won’t have anybody else to blame. It’s the correct approach since they didn’t want to change the coach just for the sake of it but for a very understandable target.

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