Walter Mazzarri ante el Genoa

FRANCESCO CALZONA, NEW NEAPOLITAN COACH

OFFICIAL: Napoli fires Mazzarri two days before the Champions League match against Barça

Published:19/02/2024 - 21:55h

Updated:20/02/2024 - 03:30h

Napoli confirmed this Monday what had been an open secret since Saturday. Walter Mazzarri stopped being the coach of the 'partenopeo' team less than 48 hours before facing FC Barcelona. Francesco Calzona will take charge of the team until June

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The directive of the Napoli did official this Monday the contracting of the Italian technician Francesco Calzona to do charge of the team, at least, to the end of the 2023/24. To less than 48 hours for the dispute of the gone of eighth of final of the UEFA Champions League in front of the FC Barcelona, Aurelio Of Laurentiis confirmed the dismissal of Walter Mazzarri, trainer that had taken the reins of the group 'paternopeo' in November to replace to Rudi García.

In his second stage like technician napolitano, Mazzarri only could obtain the 41.17 % of the points contested, with a balance of 6 victories, 3 ties and 8 defeats in 17 parties in which the valid Italian champion received 24 goals and grieve could convert 16. The tie the Saturday home in front of the Genoa satisfied the patience of the directive and, from this Wednesday, Calzona will be the attendant to try save a disastrous season for the ones of the south of Italy.

Calzone Will direct his first training this Tuesday

The Italian trainer will assume formally his charge this same Tuesday and, as the planned, will direct his first training in the afternoon, since the session programmed for the 11:00 of the morning was postergada for the 16:00 venues, giving time to the technician of 55 years to land and fulfil with the acts protocolares of the signature of his agreement. In principle, Calzone only will sign until June, since at present also heads to the selection of Slovakia.

Francesco assumed the charge in August of 2022 and attained to classify to the Slovaks to the Eurocopa 2024 when adding 22 points in 10 parties in which it added 7 victories, 1 tie and 2 defeats in front of Portugal, leader of his group with puntaje perfect. Previously, the calabrés worked during several years like assistant of Maurizio Sarri, Eusebio Gave Francesco and Luciano Spalletti, forming part of the technical body that won the Series To the past season with the 'partenopeos'.

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