Gennaro Gattuso has been appointed as the new Napoli head coach, replacing Carlo Ancelotti who was fired less than 24 hours ago after 19 months at the club.
Gattuso has 6+12 contract
The 41-year old Milan legend has been given an initial six-month contract with an option for 12 months more, sources of Sky in Italy inform. The same sources announced on Tuesday that he will take charge of Napoli.
Gennaro Gattuso spent 13 years in Milan and some of them were under Carlo Ancelotti, with the midfielder confessing during his unveiling that he felt Carlo as a father.
“[Carlo] is like a father to me. He’s always been close to me and supported me. He’s won it all and I still have a lot to prove.”
“This team has what it takes to finish in the top four. We need to work hard, win back points and come through this tricky period,” Gattuso added.
“I’m at a big club with a great president… I fear nothing. I’m going to be working with experienced people. I hope to get results.”
Gattuso led Milan to 5th place in Serie A last season but decided to leave in the summer, despite having two more years in his contract. He has described Napoli’s current seventh position in Serie A as “embarrassing”. We will be interested to see what changes he’ll bring to the club’s performance.