Who would have guessed this coming? Well, we apparently all did, we didn’t just imagine it this way. Few hours into their qualification for the UCL knockout stages, SSC Napoli part ways with coach; Carlo Ancelotti. Just yesterday; 10 December 2019, the team made it to the Round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League. This was due to their 4-0 win against Genk.
Much later in the evening, the management at SSC Napoli tweeted:
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.
— Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) December 10, 2019
For some people, Ancelotti deserves to have been sacked before now. It holds that the Napoli Football Club has been on a win dearth at 9 consecutive games; this is, however, ironic for the successes garnered by Carlo Ancelotti. Anyway, reports gather that Gennaro Gattuso has been lined up as Ancelotti’s replacement. What’s more, is that Arsenal is set to hold talks with Ancelotti for its vacant manager’s position.