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Napoli have appointed Carlo Ancelotti after sacking Maurizio Sarri, reports Mirror Sport.

The former Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain manager has signed a three-year deal at the San Paolo.

“I can’t talk, we’ll see each other on July 9,” Ancelotti told Sky Sport Italia after the news was official at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport.

“I am really happy and honored to be the coach of a team of such a unique city with incredible fans. Forza Napoli sempre.”

A club statement read: “Calcio Napoli are happy to announce the definition of an agreement with Coach Carlo Ancelotti to become lead the first team for the next three seasons and therefore starting from 2018-19.”

Sarri lead Napoli to a respectable second place finish in Serie A; 4 points behind champions Juve.

And the club president Aurelio De Laurentiis, in a tweet appreciated Sarri’s contributions to the club.

De Laurentiis wrote: “I thank Maurizio Sarri for his precious dedication to Calcio Napoli that allowed us to give the city and all Azzurri fans over the world prestige and emotions, creating a style of football admired everywhere and by everyone. Bravo Maurizio.”


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