Totti Backs Napoli to Hire Ex-Spain Coach Enrique

Roma icon Francesco Totti has backed Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis to hire Luis Enrique as Luciano Spalletti’s successor. The Partenopei reportedly have Enrique and Antonio Conte atop their shortlist, with the former in pole position in arrive ahead of next season.

Totti spoke to the microphones of Corriere dello Sport (via TuttoNapoli) and revealed his satisfaction of potentially seeing Enrique lead Napoli in their quest to defend the Scudetto next season.

“Luis Enrique is definitely a coach for Napoli. I like him, I respect him and I think he can do well. He’s a good person, humble, available and he made history both as a player and as a coach, I think it could be the right move for Napoli. He is a great coach.

Several candidates have been linked to Napoli, but Totti believes Enrique is the perfect replacement for Spalletti.

“The perfect replacement for Spalletti? Yes, because they are two technicians who are very similar in terms of style of play, and also in terms of training. We’ll see if De Laurentiis decides to hire Enrique, for me it would be an excellent choice.”

Enrique has also been targeted by Tottenham Hotspur.

Spalletti’s relationship with De Laurentiis has taken a huge hit since Napoli’s Scudetto celebrations, with the latter’s decision to unilaterally extend the former’s contract perhaps the core reason why.

Amid all the tension, Enrique looks likely to emerge as Napoli’s new coach.

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