Napoli-Empoli 0-1, Garcia risks dismissal: new coach? The names

The Frenchman in free fall, does De Laurentiis change everything?

Rudi Garcia at the end of the line? The home defeat against Empoli risks costing the Napoli coach his job: while the hashtag #GarciaOut takes off on X, the exemption – with the championship stopped for 2 weeks with the break for the national teams – becomes a concrete option. It will be up to president Aurelio De Laurentiis to resolve the doubts and find a solution. The list of possible replacements is rich and includes solutions of all kinds: from the ferryman for 6 months to the big who could become the face of a new cycle.

A month ago, according to news and market rumors, Napoli probed Antonio Conte, who politely declined the offer: no assignments during the current season. It’s unlikely he changed his mind in the space of a few weeks. Igor Tudor, who left Marseille in the summer and was linked to Juventus, is stuck in the pits. The Croatian would be an extremely credible name to start a new project. A dream, or almost, the name of Zinedine Zidane. The French coach, after his divorce from Real Madrid, is waiting for the right opportunity to get back on track: he wanted the France bench, but the chance didn’t materialize.

The range of solutions also includes perhaps less fascinating hypotheses. The name of Fabio Cannavaro could come into play in a season that already appears compromised in the league: he needs a ‘handle’ capable of reuniting the environment to prevent the team from slipping out of the Champions League zone in the league. There is then time to aim for a high-level European campaign, with the Champions League round of 16 well within reach and with the possibility of giving everything in the spring.