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BREAKING NEWS: Napoli appoint Ancelotti after Sarri departure

2.12K   //    23 May 2018, 23:16 IST
Carlo Ancelotti
Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti

Napoli have appointed Carlo Ancelotti as their new head coach on a three-year contract, replacing Maurizio Sarri in the post.

Sarri's departure was confirmed after president Aurelio De Laurentiis said time had run out for the coach to commit his future to the Partenopei, amid links to Chelsea.

Napoli collected a club-record 91 points but missed out on the Serie A title to Juventus, who won a seventh successive Scudetti.

Ancelotti will be charged with ending Juve's dominance in Italy, Massimiliano Allegri having led the Bianconeri to four consecutive domestic doubles.

The former Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain coach has been out of work since being sacked by Bayern Munich in September. 

Sarri, meanwhile, has been strongly linked with a move to another of Ancelotti's former clubs, Chelsea, where he would succeed fellow Italian Antonio Conte, who looks set to leave Stamford Bridge despite delivering the FA Cup.

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