Napoli names Calzona as manager after sacking Mazzarri

The Italian club has employed the services of the 55-year-old tactician after letting the former Watford boss leave.
Napoli has announced the return of Francesco Calzona as a manager of the club, following the sack of Walter Mazzarri on Monday.
The Italian club president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed the departure of the former Watford boss Mazzarri from Diego Maradona Stadium and swiftly heralded his replacement. The 62-year-old Italian manager joined the outfit, his second stint, in November 2023 and helped the outfit to the 9th position on the Serie A table with 36 points from 24 games.

Notwithstanding, Laurentiis believes that Napoli supporters deserved more than they got from Mazzarri and the return of Slovakia manager Calzona will improve the fortunes of his side.
Laurentiis told Di Marzio ahead of the club’s Champions League game against Barcelona and the new manager, who worked with Maurizio Sarri, is expected to arrive at the club tomorrow before the crucial match.
“Walter Mazzarri is a friend of the De Laurentiis family and of Napoli. It is a painful farewell because he was extremely available in a moment of difficulty, but we must also consider that something more must be given to the Napoli fans.
“Now let’s try with Calzona who has worked with Sarri and Luciano Spalletti and knows 80% of the players. Let’s give him help without putting obstacles in his way because we know that it will be difficult to prepare for a match against Barcelona who are always Barcelona.
“Tomorrow morning at 8:30am, Calzona will be here with his staff, then we will go to Castel Volturno where I will introduce him to the boys.”
Napoli won the Serie A title in the 2022/2023 season and has now clinched the trophy three times.

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