Napoli owner Aurelio de Lorientes announced the departure of coach Gennaro Gattuso after finishing fifth in Serie A on Sunday. The coach Napoli’s team dropped out of the Champions League qualification seats in the last round, settling for a 1-1 draw at home with Verona, who is in the middle of the table.
“My dear Renault, I’m glad you spent about two seasons with us,” de Laurentiis wrote on Twitter after the match. Thanks for your work and I wish you success anywhere. Greetings to your wife and children. The announcement confirmed longstanding speculation that the former Milan coach would leave Napoli at the end of his contract in June. Napoli wrote on Twitter next to a picture of Lagatoso, “Thank you, our coach.” Gattuso took over as Napoli coach from Carlo Ancelotti in December 2019 and led him to the Italian Cup in June 2020.