Napoli has sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti few hours after a 4-0 victory at home over Genk. Prior to the win, they had not won in any of their past nine games in all competitions. Due to their poor run in the league, they sit seventh on the table.
Furthermore, Ancelotti and the players were in a spat with President Aurelio de Laurentiis. He ordered the team to attend a week-long training camp but Ancelotti and his players all returned home.
He appeared ignorant of the decision to come when commenting on the win of his team. "I'll speak to president De Laurentiis tomorrow and we'll make the best decision for Napoli," he said. "As far as I'm concerned, with certain players coming back and the right conditions in place, this team can still target fourth place. The win tonight is a weight off our shoulders and can give the players a big boost for the future."
But a tweet later that evening simply read: "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."
According to sources, former Ac Milan coach Gattuso is lined up as a replacement for Ancelotti.