Napoli have sacked head coach, Gennaro Gattuso, after he failed to qualify the club for next season’s UEFA Champions League.
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Gattuso’s side dropped out of the Champions League places on the final day of the Serie A season, as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to mid-table, Hellas Verona.
The result meant that Juventus, who cruised to a 4-1 victory at Bologna leapfrogged Napoli in the league table to take the last slot for Europe’s elite club competition.
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Napoli, where Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, plies his trade, will be playing in the Europa League next season.
Napoli chairman, Aurelio De Laurentiis, confirmed Gattuso’s departure on Twitter.
“Dear Rino, I am happy to have spent the last two seasons with you.
“Thanking you for the work done, I wish you success wherever you may go.
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“I also send a hug to your wife and children. Aurelio De Laurentiis,” he wrote.
The message was re-tweeted by Napoli’s official account with a simple statement.
“Thank you, boss!” the account re-tweeted with a picture of Gattuso.
Gattuso succeeded Carlo Ancelotti as Napoli coach in December 2019 and led them to Coppa Italia glory in June 2020.