Radio Kiss Kiss: Napoli considering Milan coach Pioli as Mazzarri replacement

By Euan Burns -

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has decided that AC Milan coach Stefano Pioli could be an ideal replacement for Walter Mazzarri if the Partenopei’s poor form continues. 

According to a report from Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli (via Milan News), De Laurentiis is starting to think about who will lead his team for the 2024/25 season.

Napoli began the campaign with Rudi Garcia in charge after Luciano Spalletti had walked away, but the poor results led to the Frenchman being sacked and replaced by Walter Mazzarri.

Results have not improved in Campania and it would not be a surprise if Mazzarri failed to see out the season as well.

Regardless, De Laurentiis wants a longer-term option to take charge ahead of next season and he thinks that, given Pioli’s position at Milan is not totally secure, the Italian may be on the market.

There are some prominent names being linked with the job, such as the unattached Antonio Conte and Brighton manager Robert De Zerbi.

It is expected that De Zerbi would like to stay in the Premier League, so if Conte is not interested in leading Napoli, Pioli could find himself getting a phone call from De Laurentiis with a job offer.

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  1. I think that if we go on a good long run of form and close the gap to first to 4-5 points by the end of the season, Pioli will stay for the final year of his contract, for better of for worse.

  2. One thing I know for sure pioli won’t stay home long when fired by Milan he might not be the best coach in the league but definitely he is one of the top 5 coach currently in the league and for sure other teams will like his services, just that we milanistas need an upgrade of him which is off course ok.

  3. Look it’s not a question of if we need another coach
    We don’t need one we have him ..what’s up with some of you guys ..keep pioli …if we don’t we might not win anything for years ..I mean that…
    You should all be campaigning for him to stay ..
    Yes I hope he stays with us next season .
    Another thing I hope Giroud signs for another season .yes I focus on real football,,⚽️..I have been involved for a long time ..Changes of coaches do not always bring success..

    1. Bro this is so true I don’t understand what people’s expectations are. Pioli has done incredibly well. People should be envy of us (except maybe Inter fans). Sure he can be frustrating but so will a new coach. People think getting a new coach will solve all the ills. It won’t

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