Napoli’s recent struggles under Rudi Garcia have led to speculation about his potential replacement, and according to L’Équipe, the club’s priority is to secure the services of former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Antonio Conte.
Garcia, who took over as Napoli manager in the summer, inherited a team that had achieved Serie A glory under Luciano Spalletti. However, the French manager has faced mounting pressure due to the team’s underwhelming performances. In fact, club president Aurelio De Laurentiis openly acknowledged the challenging situation, stating that it “isn’t a good moment.” Despite this, De Laurentiis emphasized that he would make a decision on Garcia in due course, unaffected by external influences.
Earlier reports from Foot Mercato suggested that Napoli was considering other candidates, including former Olympique de Marseille manager Igor Tudor, former Chelsea manager Graham Potter, and former River Plate manager Marcelo Gallardo. However, L’Équipe’s latest information indicates that the club’s primary focus lies on securing the services of Antonio Conte.
Conte, who has previously managed Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, is a highly regarded figure in the football world. However, there are doubts as to whether he would be willing to join Napoli midway through the season. It remains to be seen whether Conte would be open to the challenge and the opportunity to revitalize the team’s fortunes.
As Napoli continues to evaluate their options, the search for a new manager intensifies. With Antonio Conte emerging as the club’s priority choice, fans eagerly await further developments in this intriguing managerial saga.