Napoli coach De Laurentiis: We've spoken to Benitez, Di Matteo, Klopp...

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed who he's considering to succeed coach Walter Mazzarri. Mazzarri leaves Napoli when his contract expires next month.

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed who he's considering to succeed coach Walter Mazzarri.

Mazzarri leaves Napoli when his contract expires next month.

“I offered Mazzarri a two-year deal, but I immediately started evaluating my options,” De Laurentiis stated on Wednesday.

“I’ve been looking into this for months because I knew that Mazzarri would leave.

“I have spoken to Rafael Benitez [Chelsea], Manuel Pellegrini [Malaga], Roberto Di Matteo, Jurgen Klopp [Borussia Dortmund] who told me he was unavailable until 2016, Laurent Blanc and Didier Deschamps [France].

“I also spoke to all of the available Italians, I even thought of Diego Lopez but I didn’t want to be rude to [Cagliari President] Massimo Cellino…

“I’ve contacted a lot of Coaches because I wanted to understand the feeling between ourselves. Anyway, the Coach only makes 15 per cent of the difference.”

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