The Fallout: Napoli Fires Mazzarri and Appoints Calzona as Manager

Napoli’s decision to fire manager Walter Mazzarri comes during a tumultuous season for the Italian champions. The team has struggled to replicate the success of their title-winning campaign under Luciano Spalletti, leading to a series of coaching changes.

Francesco Calzona, the new manager appointed by Napoli, faces the daunting task of turning the team’s fortunes around. With a deal until the end of the season, Calzona will also continue his role as the coach of Slovakia, leading them into the upcoming European Championship in Germany.

Both Mazzarri and his predecessor Rudi Garcia failed to produce the desired results for Napoli this season. Mazzarri’s tenure saw just six wins in 17 matches, while Garcia managed only eight wins in 16 games. The team’s defense of their Serie A title has been far from successful, with Napoli currently sitting ninth in the standings.

Calzona, who was previously part of Spalletti’s coaching staff at Napoli, will now be given the chance to guide the team back to winning ways. With the Champions League round of 16 looming against Barcelona, Napoli will hope for a fresh start under their new manager.

The Road Ahead

As Napoli faces the challenge of rebuilding their season under Calzona’s leadership, there is optimism for a turnaround. With key fixtures on the horizon, including the Champions League clash with Barcelona, Napoli will need to find their form quickly to salvage their season and climb back up the Serie A table.


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