Spalletti on Pace to Register Serie A Seniority Record

Like a well-oiled machine, Napoli picked up their second straight three-nil victory against Cremonese and the sixth in a row in Serie A. They have just one blemish in league play. Their stellar pace has Luciano Spalletti eyeing an elusive record.

Per SportMediaset, he would become the oldest coach to lift the Scudetto if they didn’t squander their large lead. He will turn 64 on March 7th. Maurizio Sarri currently holds it, as he was 61 when he triumphed in his lone Juventus season. Only two other gaffers have managed to prevail so late in their career in the history of the Italian league, the legendary Vujadin Boskov with Sampdoria in 1983 and Nils Liedholm with Roma in 1983.

Despite spending time in a few top clubs and his strong track record, Spalletti never really came close to winning it all in the Peninsula. Instead, he has done it twice with Zenit. His resume comprises two Coppe Italia and a Supercoppa with Roma. He took home three further Russian trophies and the Serie C cup with Empoli back in 1996. At the personal level, he received the prestigious Panchina d’Oro award in 2004/2005.

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia has been one of the main reasons behind Napoli’s success thus far. He turned 22 Sunday and celebrated with another stunning goal, his ninth in domestic play, plus he has dished nine assists. He’s on pace to outperform Rafael Leao, the Serie A’s MVP in 2021/2022, in both stats. The Milan star had hit the net 11 times and set up 10 teammates while propelling his team to the Scudetto, Calciomercato informs.

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