Napoli Wish List to Succeed Calzona Mostly Unchanged

Current Napoli coach Francesco Calzona implied that he wouldn’t stay on the bench past the current campaign, and president Aurelio De Laurentiis is mulling the usual suspects.

The gaffer spoke to the press after the latest Slovakia game (via Sky).

“I’m not dwelling on my confirmation. The agreement was just for these last few months. I have a contract with the Federation. I thank them for allowing me to manage the team of my dreams. We forge ahead, and then we’ll see, hoping to reach an important position. I think that the two jobs are compatible only in this period when there are no official matches. This situation occurred in a time when it was possible.”

Napoli are still fixated on trying to convince Antonio Conte, Corriere dello Sport relays. The conversations between him and the patron have been frequent.

In addition to the Juventus legend, the Azzurri are keen on Vincenzo Italiano, whom they tracked right after Luciano Spalletti stepped down. Monza’s Raffaele Palladino and Nice’s Francesco Farioli are also on their shortlist.

Per Sportitalia, the Viola and the ex-midfielder have already decided to part ways amicably at the end of the season.

Our Take on the Napoli Bench

If they wanted to keep Calzona, they’d probably find a way to do it. The assessment of his tenure is positive so far, but it will hinge greatly on how they finish. Their ambitions and the makeup of the team will be key for their next hire.

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