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Ex-Napoli coach Donadoni: De Laurentiis no football expert

Former Napoli coach Roberto Donadoni says president Aurelio De Laurentiis football judgment doesn't match his business sense.

Donadoni was sacked by ADL in 2009 and was asked if the president's football nous had improved.

“Definitely, but it's not his forte," Donadoni explained.

“That's completely logical for a President. The management and results of the club have been excellent in recent years.

“For example, choosing Carlo [Ancelotti] after [Maurizio] Sarri was a big coup. We've met since and spoken cordially, we're not people who hold grudges.

“Naples is a city which has remained under my skin for the way it experiences football. I've never witnessed that intensity, that passion, anywhere else.

“There's pressure, but that exists everywhere. The visceral way in which Neapolitans love their team is unique.

“People in Naples need physical contact, to put their baby in your arms for a photo. Everyone loves the Azzurri, even those who don't go to the stadium.

“Maybe we aren't used to that, but you understand it's important for them and do it with pleasure. Carlo has already understood everything.

“He did well in getting a home in Naples, I was looking for one in 2009…"

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