Rudi Garcia Officially Chosen as the New Napoli Coach

With a sudden announcement, Napoli communicated to have appointed Rudi Garcia following Luciano Spalletti’s resignation. The ex-Roma gaffer wasn’t considered a favorite but was part of the final three-man shortlist that included Paulo Sousa and Christophe Galtier. He was the only one not under contract with another team, which likely affected the decision.

President Aurelio De Laurentiis motivated the call with a tweet.

“I have the pleasure to announce that, after getting to know him and spendignt ime with him in the last ten days, Rudi Garcia will be the new Napoli coach. I wish him a sincere welcome and good luck.”

The veteran boss heads back to Italy after seven years. He previously guided Roma for three seasons from 2013 to 2016, finishing second twice and getting sacked midway through his third campaign. He then helmed Olympique Marseille, Olympique Lyonnais, and most recently Al-Nassr for 11 matches.

Our Take on Garcia and Napoli

It’s an underwhelming ending to a coaching search filled with promise, twists, and turns. On the other hand, his profile is fairly similar to Spalletti’s when he was appointed two years ago.

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