Luciano Spalletti has been linked to Tottenham Hotspur.
The British ‘Boot Room’ reported on July 27 (KST), “Tottenham have included Spalletti in their list of candidates for manager. He wants to leave Napoli this summer. Tottenham are no longer considering Arne Slott and chairman Daniel Levy is looking for a new manager.”
Italian transfer market expert Rudi Galletti told Give Me Sport: “The situation regarding Spalletti is very complicated. He wants to say goodbye to Napoli after a successful season. He is not sure about the future project with president Aurelio De Laurentiis.”
“Spalletti has a clause in his contract that requires him to be unemployed for one year in the event of an early termination. Nevertheless, interest from big European clubs is concrete. Tottenham are among them. A few days ago, Spalletti said that no formal offer has been made. “A lot depends on who comes to Tottenham as the next director,” he added.
Italy has finally turned light blue. Napoli won the Scudetto (Italian Serie A title), 33 years after the Diego Maradona era ended in the 1989-90 season.
It wasn’t an easy win to predict. Last summer, Napoli chose to say goodbye to the core of their longtime Diego Armando stadium, including Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens, David Ospina, Fabian Luiz, and Kalidou Koulibaly.
Napoli have been rebuilding and have been crowned champions. Victor Osimhen and Hvitsa Kvarachelia played key roles in attack, 메이저사이트 Stanislav Lobotka and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa in midfield, and Kim Min-Jae and Giovanni Di Lorenzo in defense.
Spalletti also played a big role. Unlike many Italian clubs who focus more on defense, Napoli put their efforts into attack, and as a result, they won the league and reached the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) for the first time in their history.
As the season draws to a close, offers are pouring in. Victor Osimhen and Kim Min-jae have been linked with a move to the English Premier League (EPL). In addition, Spalletti has decided to hang up his boots and leave Napoli.
This is where Tottenham came in. Levy and the Spurs hierarchy have been working on the appointment of their next manager, but have not made any progress. So far, only Julian Nagelsmann, Luis Enrique, and Brendan Rodgers have been mentioned. Recently, Slott was even mentioned, but he was eventually re-signed by Feyenoord.
Galletti explained that Spalletti is attracting interest from a number of clubs, with Tottenham among them. The problem is that the position of director of football has been vacant since the departure of Fabio Paratici, who was disciplined for corruption while at Juventus, and whether or not the club will qualify for next season’s European competition has not been decided. It’s a complicated situation for Tottenham.