Napoli owner confirms coach Gennaro Gattuso to leave the club

Gennaro Gattuso

© APA | Gennaro Gattuso

# 24 May 2021 10:33 (UTC +04:00)

Napoli parted ways with head coach Gennaro Gattuso on Sunday after the club missed out on qualification for next season's Champions League, APA reports citing Bein Sports.

Shortly after a 1-1 draw with Hellas Verona at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona that consigned Napoli to finishing fifth in Serie A, president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirmed Gattuso's exit.

Napoli went into the weekend in fourth position but were leapfrogged on the final day by Juventus, who were 4-1 winners at Bologna.

Gattuso, whose contract expires at the end of June, has been linked with Fiorentina among other Italian clubs.

"Dear Rino, I am happy to have spent almost two seasons with you," tweeted De Laurentiis.

"Thanking you for your work, I wish you success wherever you go. A hug to your wife and children too."

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