Roberto Donadoni has been named new coach of Napoli.

Late tonight Napoli released a statement announcing they had fired Edy Reja, who had been at the Stadio San Paolo since 2005.

Donadoni had been linked with the job over the last few days and he has seemingly been handed a two and a half year contract.

"SSC Napoli announce they have removed Eduardo Reja from his position and handed the reins to Roberto Donadoni.

"The club made this decision with great suffering, considering the crucial role Reja has played during the last five seasons which have seen Napoli go from Serie C to the top flight and then the UEFA Cup.

"Naturally the club thanks Reja with deep gratitude for his remarkable professional performance during these winning campaigns."