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Carlo Ancelotti sacked by Napoli despite Champions League qualification

Carlo Ancelotti sacked by Napoli despite Champions League qualification

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Carlo Ancelotti sacked by Napoli despite Champions League qualification

Napoli have sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti few hours after sealing their place in the last-16 of the Champions League.

Ancelotti has been under mounting pressure following a civil war between owner Aurelio De Laurentiis and the first team squad, and the decision was made late on Tuesday night to call time on Ancelotti’s reign.

According to the club’s official statement on Twitter, it reads;

“SSC Napoli has taken the decision to part ways with first-team coach Carlo Ancelotti.
The friendship and mutual respect between the club, President Aurelio De Laurentiis and Carlo Ancelotti remain intact.”

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Carlo Ancelotti sacked by Napoli despite Champions League qualification

Prior to the win at Genk in their final UCL group match, Napoli went nine games without a win across all competitions and are currently seventh in the Italian league.

Ancelotti has been linked with a return to England – both Everton and Arsenal currently have available vacancies –  and having now been relieved of his duties in Naples, both clubs may now decide to step up interest in the 60-year-old.

He becomes the sixth manager in Serie A to be sacked this season after Eusebio Di Francesco (Sampdoria), Marco Giampaolo (AC Milan), Aurelio Andreazzoli (Genoa) and the back-and-forth hiring and firing of Fabio Grosso and Eugenio Corini at Brescia.

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