Carlo Ancelotti has signed a three-year contract to become the new coach of Napoli following the departure of former manager Maurizio Sarri
Maurizio Sarri’s departure was confirmed after president Aurelio De Laurentiis said time had run out for the coach to commit his future to the Partenopei, amid links to Chelsea.
Napoli collected a club-record 91 points but missed out on the Serie A title to Juventus, who won a seventh successive Scudetti.
Ancelotti had been linked with the Italy national team but that post went to Roberto Mancini.
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Carlo Ancelotti has previously managed the likes of Chelsea, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, AC Milan and Juventus in a decorated career which has seen him win four league titles in four different countries, and the Champions League three times.
Ancelotti will be charged with ending Juve’s dominance in Italy, Massimiliano Allegri having led the Bianconeri to four consecutive domestic doubles.
The former Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain coach has been out of work since being sacked by Bayern Munich in September.
Writing via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon, Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis thanked then outgoing coach for his service to the club.
“I would like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his precious dedication to Calcio Napoli, which has made it possible to give prestige and emotions to the city and to the club’s fans all over the world, creating a model of play admired everywhere and by anyone. Bravo Maurizio.”