Napoli Make Strides with Tudor but Will Meet Mazzarri

Monday’s summit between Napoli president and coach Igor Tudor was productive. The parties reached a compromise on his contract. It would be a seasonal one, plus a unilateral club option to extend it for another year, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs. On the other hand, the patron will also hear from Walter Mazzarri before making the call, Gianluca Di Marzio reports.

If hired, the Croat would earn €2M this campaign and €3M in the next one, provided he’s confirmed. The Partenopei wanted a shorter deal. The gaffer initially asked for a two-year-and-a-half one. He wouldn’t accept a seven-month one if the club changed their mind.

The Napoli patron and Tudor spoke directly without other executives and his agents to get to know each other. De Laurentiis asked for clarifications about tactics and playing style. The gaffer generally doesn’t use 4-3-3, the president’s favorite formation.

According to the transfer market expert, the decision hasn’t been made yet. Mazzarri will be able to play his cards in a meeting with the owner.

Our Take on Napoli, Tudor, and Mazzarri

As long as it doesn’t take more days, as they would have resumed training on Wednesday anyway, it’s okay to probe multiple options. Unfortunately for them, the pool is much more narrow than in the summer. Still, the call should be aplty motivated, not just a gut feeling by De Laurentiis.

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