De Laurentiis's team now sit top of the table.
â€śI hope we can balance Serie A and the Champions League. For years I was trying to make Napoli international.
â€śI bought this club when coming back on a flight from Los Angeles where I spoke to Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow, so football was not on my mind,â€ť revealed the film producer.
â€śI played basketball as a kid, so I didnâ€™t know anything about football. For years I asked myself why this football was always so provincial, but we slowly got on to the European stage.
â€śThis is why I thought Rafa Benitez was the right man for the job, as with his pedigree he couldnâ€™t be wrong. He has done well by holding on to the good work weâ€™ve done in the past while at the same time revolutionising the style of play and bringing in new quality faces.
â€śMy next step will be to import Italian football into America.â€ť