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Napoli owner Aurelio de Laurentiis announced the departure of coach Gennaro Gattuso after finishing fifth in Serie A on Sunday.
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 Rino, 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.
“Thank you, our coach,” Napoli wrote on his Twitter account, next to a picture of Gleatoso.
Gattuso took over as coach of Napoli, succeeding Carlo Ancelotti in December 2019 and led him to the Coppa Italia title in June 2020.
Thank you, boss! pic.twitter.com/iMXcr9RmRd
– Official SSC Napoli (@en_sscnapoli) May 23, 2021