Published: Wed, December 11, 2019
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Ancelotti axed by Napoli

Ancelotti axed by Napoli

"Napoli has chose to revoke the position of first-team coach from Carlo Ancelotti", the club said in a statement.

Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked as manager of Napoli on Tuesday after their 4-0 victory over Genk which confirmed their place in the Champions League knockout stage.

A hat-trick from Arkadiusz Milik against Belgian side Genk ended a nine-match winless run in all competitions to ensure Napoli went through as runners-up in Group E, although it was not enough to save the former Chelsea manager's position.

"The rapport of friendship, admiration and reciprocal respect between the club, its president and Carlo Ancelotti remains intact".

Ex-Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso continues to be linked with taking charge of Napoli, but Ancelotti wants to still be in the dugout when his side face Parma in Serie A at the weekend.

As for Ancelotti's near future, he has been mentioned as candidate for the permanent job at Arsenal.

"[On Wednesday] there will be a meeting agreed by mutual consent to evaluate the situation as it stands right now". They haven't said anything to me, I was just preparing the match. I will never resign.

"I have never resigned in my life and I never will". I hope so but we'll see with the board tomorrow. This team has quality which they have shown in the Champions League but not in the league.

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