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Osimhen Loses Coach As Napoli Sack Gattuso

Osimhen Loses Coach As Napoli Sack Gattuso

Victor Osimhen will work under a new coach come next season following the sacking of Gennaro Gattuso by Napoli.

Gattuso’s sack was announced by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis after they failed to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.

Needing a win against Hellas Verona on the final day of the season, to pick one of the four Champions League slots, Napoli could only draw 1-1.

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Napoli took the lead in the 61st minute through Amir Rrahmani who was set up by Osimhen.

But Hellas Verona equalised in the 69th minute and held on to quash the hopes of Napoli qualifying for Europe’s premier club competition.

The result means Napoli were leapfrogged by Juventus into the top four as the former Serie A champions thrashed Bologna 4-0.

They ended the season in fifth, one point behind Juventus in fourth.

And reacting to the team’s failure to qualify for the Champions League, De Laurentiis wrote on Twitter:”Dear Rino, I’m happy to have spent almost two seasons with you.

“Thanks for your work. I wish you all the best wherever you go. A hug to your wife and your children, too.”

By James Agberebi 

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  • Shuma 1 year ago

    I guess napoli didn’t want it. They played like they didn’t want to win the game Isigne and Lazano gave the ball away to many times. Osimhen had little touches, mostly in the box. Instead of passing it to him a lot of players try and do miracle shots. There was no support. In the 83rd minute when Osimhen won the free ball he passed it and nobody else was on the box. It reminded me earlier when Mertens tried to pass the ball, but all the other players were on the opposite side of the box. They only showed urgency at the end of the game, which is ridiculous, only blame themselves. Napoli sacked Ancelotti because the players didn’t listen to the hire up and now sacked Gattuso. The guy gave up most of his salary to bring Osimhen, aint that something. And they might have to sell Koulibally to raise funds since they lower the price for him to get more suitors. It aint looking too bright. Not a lot of top coaches on the market, spurs cant even get a coach yet.

  • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

    Boy o boy like play like play Uche Jumbo triumph over Osigoal. Our players should focus on more serious things like Messi and Ronaldo and avoid this dramatic Nigerian artist. Gattuso had to leave not because he is a bad coach but because his midfielders are playing to self glory at the detriment of the main striker. I love Gattuso i hope he will come back to Napoli one day and correct this lapses.

    Our boy Osimhen has to be strong now and fight because fingers will be pointing at him every little thing now that Gattuso is out and his transfer fee too will be a long debate till thy kingdom come. Boy has to be strong and fight.

  • Zoomman 1 year ago

    Like Napoli like Leicester city bunch of near success syndrome.

  • Footballfanatic 1 year ago

    Selfishness killed these Napoli players from early on in the season…..had a chance but they chose to bottle it..Hopefully the incoming coach will instill some playing pattern that would lay emphasis on these selfish players passing the ball and getting it to Osimehn. Insigne master culprit, Lozano fucked up too.

  • Ako AMADI 1 year ago

    Napoli played as though there was a plot within the club to lose that game. I pity Victor Osimhen in this strange club.

  • Verona played as if they needed the match more. Napoli were too pedestrian, no hunger at all & no team work. Am suspecting a sabotage.