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.