De Laurentiis doesn’t give up on Conte: the offer is ready. But Calzona talks about Napoli’s problems

Aurelio De Laurentiis doesn’t let go and continues to dream of entrusting the Napoli bench to Antonio Conte. The owner of the blue club is ready to offer a three-year contract worth 6.5 million plus bonuses to the coach, to try to convince him with a salary that would make him the second highest paid behind Allegri, probably the third in the event of Simone Inzaghi’s renewal at the end of the season at 7 million per year. In his career, Conte also managed to reach 11 million during his time at Inter, so this would not be a pharaonic figure compared to previous experiences. However, the negotiation remains difficult, and there is no shortage of alternative names, with the main leads being two: the first leads to Stefano Pioli, now at Milan, the other to Gian Piero Gasperini of Atalanta. Further back Vincenzo Italiano, from Fiorentina.

Calzona speaks.
Meanwhile, the current Napoli coach, Francesco Calzona, returned to speak at a press conference two days before the match against Roma in the championship. The coach revealed that he had found many problems, more than he expected: “This team has problems, the President also said so. Something didn’t go right in the construction of the team, who arrived to replace Lozano, Kim or Elmas didn’t have much impact. It’s not all their fault, they arrived in a very particular season. I expected to encounter fewer problems, but after 2-3 days here I realized that the problems were more extensive than before what I had foreseen.”

“Voices don’t disturb.”
Finally, the rumors about the future of Napoli, with Calzona who does not believe that they influence the team’s performance: “No, no because we are professionals, they also pay us well to do this job and we do the job we would have liked to do as children. You speak of new players, new coach, new director and everything else. It’s a time when things aren’t going well and we have to convince with these things, this news doesn’t bother me, nor that my job is being questioned. You have to know how to live with it, otherwise it’s too good when you only write that the coach and the players are good, this news disturbs me, you put it into consideration when you start doing this job.”