The Societa Sportiva Calcio Napoli has decided to revoke the appointment of technical manager of the first team to Mr. Carlo Ancelotti.
The relations of friendship, esteem and mutual respect between the company, its president Aurelio De Laurentiis and Carlo Ancelotti remain intact
– Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) December 10, 2019
Initially considered the main rival of Juventus also in this Serie A season, Napoli lost many points and is now in seventh place in the standings. The worrying state of form was worsened by the quarrels between players and management, which became more intense after the draw against Salzburg in the Champions League. At the end of that game Edoardo De Laurentiis, son of the president Aurelio, informed the team of the continuation of a "punitive" retreat at the Castel Volturno sports center. The players, however, refused to return to Castel Volturno and said it in no uncertain terms to De Laurentiis, with whom the Brazilian Allan had a particularly hot fight in the locker room, according to rumors circulated in the following days.
President Aurelio De Laurentiis, at that time in Los Angeles, imposed the press silence on the company and then decided on heavy financial sanctions against the players. According to the newspapers, Ancelotti would have lost the confidence of the players for not having defended and protected them in front of the society: a situation made exemplary by the wear and tear of his relationship with captain Lorenzo Insigne, who recently played very little.