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Napoli appoints former Chelsea and Tottenham boss as head coach

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It is official that Antonio Conte will take over as Napoli's new manager.
After winning Serie A in 2022–23—their first title since 1990—Napoli went through a transitional period following Luciano Spalletti's departure, which was a major factor in that Scudetto victory.

Walter Mazzarri's tenure was shorter, having left a little more than three months after taking office, whilst Rudi Garcia served for six months before leaving in November. 


 

Up to the completion of the campaign, Francesco Calzona guided the team, but he was also managing his responsibilities with the Slovakia national team. After letting Napoli take their time to schedule an appointment, Calzona said that Conte had been singled out for the position.

Following the conclusion of the Serie A season, numerous Italian publications said that Conte had advanced talks with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis. On Wednesday, the transaction was officially confirmed.



Conte now has a three-year contract in place up to 2027. He declared, "Napoli is a place of global importance." "I'm thrilled about the prospect of taking a seat on the blue bench.

One thing is for sure: I will give it everything I have to help the team and the club succeed. Together with my team, I will fully commit to this."

Conte has a well-established background having won three Serie A titles with Juventus and one with Inter Milan.

In the Premier League, the Italian was equally successful, taking home the championship with Chelsea in the 2016–17 campaign.
After leaving Tottenham in March 2023, Conte—who has also managed the Italy national team—had no job. 



 After finishing 10th in Serie A, one year after winning the title for the first time in thirty-three years, Napoli will not be participating in Europe's competitions next season.

Aurelio De Laurentis, the president of Napoli, said, "I am extremely proud that Antonio Conte is the new coach of Napoli." "I am confident that, with Antonio as our coach and leader, the essential rebuilding will begin following the end of the cycle that brought us to the Scudetto last year, following several seasons at the pinnacle of Italian football.

Prior to Euro 2024, Francesco Calzona, who had been in charge of Napoli since February on a temporary basis, will resume his role as Slovakia's head coach.

Earlier in the season, the Italian team had fired both Rudi Garcia and Walter Mazzarri in the space of three months. 


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