Anthony Seric, the representative of Igor Tudor, confirmed the reports about why his agent wasn’t ultimately appointed by Napoli despite being the leading candidate initially and meeting with president Aurelio De Laurentiis. He dished to La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“The club had a very clear position and wanted a coach who used 4-3-3. The discussions centered on how to develop it. However, if you call my client, you know of the dynamic style he proposes, with wingers covering the whole flank.”
Tudor didn’t want to be just a stopgap at Napoli.
“Absolutely not. He desires a place where he can complete a cycle and there’s a project that involves him long-term. He would have never accepted a seven-month contract.”
Seric further weighed on the conversations with the hierarchy.
“They explained their needs, and we shared ours. Once we clarified those, they told us they would let us know whether they would hire him for at least a year and a half. We never signed off on taking over for just this season.”
The agent said Napoli didn’t offer Tudor a contract with a conditioned option to extend it.
“We didn’t get to that point. The baseline was a duration that would imply the possibility of opening a cycle. He has principles, and money comes after. We’re not disappointed with the missed opportunity. The two ideas were too different to be compatible.”
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