Rudi Garciasigned in July, He will not continue as coach of Napleswhich will now be directed by Walter Mazzarriannounced the current Italian champion, two days after losing at home against the Empoli (1-0).
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With García on the benchthe southern Italian team, current fourth in the classificationhas played 16 matchesfour from the Champions League, with a balance of eight wins, four draws and four lossesall at home.
Mazzarri62 years old, He already led Naples in two stages (1998-1999 and 2009-2013).
Walter Mazzarri is the new defender of Napoli.
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The French Rudi Garciawho arrived at Naples after a short experience in Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia (2022-2023), the team led by Cristiano Ronaldo, has paid the bad resultsespecially at the Diego Maradona stadium.
In the eight games he has played at home since Augusthe Naples only won twoagainst teams fighting to avoid relegation, Sassuolo (2-0) on August 27 and Udinese (4-1) a month later.
Despite of prestige he gained as Roma coach (Italian runner-up in 2014 and 2015), Garcia59 years old, He was not well regarded by Naples fans., who did not consider him up to the task of the institution. Talso President Aurelio De Laurentiis showed him great support.
García developed a large part of his career as a coach in Franceachieving the double league-cup with Lille in 2011reaching the Champions League semi-finals in 2020 with the Lyon and the final of the Europa League in 2018 with the Marseilles.
With the Naples in Champions the technician obtained a defeat with honors against Real Madrid (3-2) but tied 1-1 against Unión Berlina team in free fall, which had lost its previous 12 games.
In his last game, against Empoli, Garcia made a decision that is difficult to understand, leaving the Georgian Khvicha Kvaratskhelia on the bench, in great shape after a lukewarm start. He entered the second half but could not change the fate of the duel.
Succeeding Luciano Spalletticurrent Italian coach and the coach who led the team to its third Scudetto in May, ending a 33-year drought with spectacular footballhas been too high an obstacle for García.
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