The end of a Napoli myth.
“Juventus have informed Cristiano Giuntoli of his appointment as president of the club,” Football Italia reported on Sunday.
Napoli won their first league title in 33 years in the 2022-2023 season. However, the team has seen a series of key departures in the immediate aftermath of the title.
First, Napoli head coach Luciano Spalletti opted to take a year off instead of renewing his contract. He informed Napoli president Aurelio De Santis of his departure after failing to get the salary increase he wanted.
Napoli had been targeting big names like former Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann for his successor, but that fell through. In the end, former Al Nasr coach Rudi Garcia was appointed.
In addition, Kim Min-jae, who was the center of the team’s defense, is also expected to leave the team. German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, who are in desperate need of defensive reinforcements, chose him. 메이저사이트
The Bavarians are set to release Luca Hernandez, and the signing of Kim completes the foundation of their rebuilding program. Napoli, on the other hand, will lose the man behind the league’s fewest goals conceded last season.
In fact, Napoli had offered Kim a new contract with a buyout removed on several occasions, but it was more of a “slave” contract with very little salary increase.
Following the departure of the manager and a key defender, Giuntulli, who has been at the center of the club’s operations, is also leaving. He’s even been linked with a move to Napoli’s league rivals Juventus.
According to Football Italia, “Giuntulli is another departure after Napoli’s first title in a long time. This will accelerate the exodus of key players from Napoli.”
“Giuntulli is adept at recruiting players and appointing coaches. In addition, depending on the situation, Spalletti could return to the Juventus sidelines in the future.” 메이저사이트주소
In the end, Napoli won the title over the likes of Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter Milan, but with the departure of their coach, defender, and general manager, they will be far less competitive next season.