Francesco Farioli

Napoli’s managerial search: Three names emerge as top contenders


As Napoli prepares for a managerial change next season, the club has identified three prominent names to lead the team forward, according to reports from Sky Italia (via CalcioNapoli24).

Antonio Conte remains of interest to the Partenopei, but his large salary may make his appointment a tricky asking, leaving Napoli to explore alternative options. Among the top candidates currently under consideration are Fiorentina coach Vincenzo Italiano, Nice manager Francesco Farioli, and Monza’s Raffaele Palladino.

Italiano, currently at the helm of Fiorentina, has garnered attention for his tactical acumen and ability to maximize the potential of his squad. Similarly, Farioli, the head coach of Nice, brings a fresh perspective and a track record of success in developing young talent. Meanwhile, Palladino’s tenure at Monza has seen the club rise through the ranks, showcasing his managerial prowess.

The selection of these candidates is notably influenced by Napoli’s financial constraints, with the club facing the prospect of downsizing due to potential exclusion from Champions League football. All three candidates are seen as capable of achieving success while operating within a restricted budget, making them ideal choices for Napoli’s current circumstances.

However, the possibility of Conte taking the reins at Napoli remains contingent upon certain conditions. Should CEO Aurelio de Laurentiis opt to pursue the former Tottenham manager, Conte would require assurances and guarantees regarding transfer funds and squad reinforcements.


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