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Napoli president De Laurentiis happy wth Spalletti deal; reveals who blocked Ibra signing

Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis says he's happy with the work of coach Luciano Spalletti.

Napoli has seen their title push fall away in recent weeks.

But ADL said, "I chose him, but in January 2021. I went to Milan hidden in his house and I made him sign the biennial plus an option for the third year in my favor, which he did not want to sign.

"Then when and if he wants to go away we will give shake hands and nothing will happen."

De Laurentiis then spoke of Carlo Ancelotti: "He is a champion who only had the misfortune of not being sympathetic to the Neapolitan fans. He did not have the cunning to make himself such and was not seen as one of ours."

Finally, a background relating to the failure to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic ahead of AC Milan: "We had already signed everything with Zlatan, the agreement was there.

"Then Ancelotti was sacked and (Rino) Gattuso arrived in his place. He called me and said: 'Yes trust me, we don't need Ibrahimovic because...'. And I trusted."


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