Napoli Ready Fallback Ahead of Summit with Spalletti

Luciano Spalletti saw his contract extended by Napoli for another season through the activation of an option. However, he and president Aurelio De Laurentiis are poised for a meeting to discuss the future plans.

Per Alfredo Pedullà, the owner’s intention and priority are to continue with the current coach. They’ll examine the transfer market strategies together, hoping to come to an understanding. However, the club has prepared an alternative should the talks break down.

If things went awry with Spalletti, Napoli would go after Alessio Dionisi, who wouldn’t be tough to get. His deal expires at the end of June. Sassuolo have a clause to prolong it, but they haven’t picked it up yet. The gaffer might draw interest from other big clubs in the summer. They wouldn’t stand in his way if he had an opportunity of this caliber.

Director Cristiano Giuntoli seems headed to Juventus at this point. Napoli exec Pietro Accardi is the clear favorite to replace him. The up-and-comer manager spent a year in Tuscany before being poached by the Neroverdi.

Our Take on Napoli and Spalletti

It would be a stunner if the Partenopei lost two of the main architects of their success. While it’s more understandable for the official to go out on top, he’s been here for eight years and will get an alluring job after all, the coach would be in just his third campaign, and they have a lot more to achieve.

Dionisi seems well-liked by top clubs, perhaps because he’s the most pragmatic and least extreme out of the new wave of gaffers that surfaced in the past few seasons.

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