Napoli Testing the Waters for Atalanta Boss Gasperini

Napoli owner Aurelio De Laurentiis would like to open a new multi-year cycle with the right man in the dugout and plans to attempt to lure Gian Piero Gasperini away from Atalanta before appointing one of the other candidates who are easier to get, Corriere dello Sport informed.

The president is a long-time fan of the Orobici gaffer. He almost hired him back in 2013, but he eventually stuck with Walter Mazzarri. The boss has worked only at Genoa and for his current team since.

The Napoli patron is wary of the stylistic differences and several roster adjustments needed if they were to hire Gasperini but isn’t deterred by those factors. In any case, the Azzurri will necessitate a summer overall. They’ll have to sign at least two new center-backs, a midfielder, and a striker.

The boss is under contract with Atalanta until 2025. In standard situations, he’d have to agree to a renewal soon. Still, the bond between him and the club is sound enough for that not to be a hurdle. He has sidestepped the questions about it as of late given their extra busy schedule.

Our Take on Napoli and Gasperini

He’d be a high-end choice despite the highly diverse brand of football compared to what they are used to and his gruff personality. On the other hand, he has very little reason to leave his perch to join them given their current state, even less so if the Bergamaschi qualified for the Champions League.

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