Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is going to great lengths to sway Antonio Conte into taking over, not necessarily waiting till the end of the season. But he hasn’t broken through with the former Juventus, Inter, and Tottenham gaffer for now, Il Mattino informs.
Walter Mazzarri hasn’t provided the spark they were hoping for. The patron is already focusing on the future. He seemingly accepted every request, but the response was still negative.
Napoli reportedly offered Conte a three-and-a-half year contract with €8M wages and carte blanche on the transfer market, including the ongoing January window. The Partenopei would gladly onboard directors Gianluca Petrachi and Gabriele Oriali, who are very tight with the manager.
The deal would have comprised some clauses for either party to end the rapport easily at the end of the campaign if things didn’t go as expected or they didn’t hit it off. It still wasn’t enough to convince the boss.
Our Take on Napoli and Conte
Even if he stands down with his antics, De Laurentiis is still paying the price for his reputation, and gaffers surely talk among themselves. The ex-Azzurri skipper is probably buying time to see what could be out there for him in the summer. At some point, that may irk the Azzurri despite his blatant interest. The only tiny silver lining of their terrible season is that the coach might see righting the ship as an alluring challenge, which wasn’t the case last summer.
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