Napoli have fired the head coach Carlo Ancelotti a few hours after he propelled them to the Champions League knockout stage
The Serie A giants secured a comfortable 4-0 home triumph over Genk on Tuesday to secure a place in the competition’s knockout stage, but it wasn’t enough for the Italian manager to keep his job.
Even though the triumphant night at the Stadio San Paolo brought Napoli’s nine-game winless run in all competitions to a halt, Ancelotti’s days at Napoli were numbered before the kick-off.
According to BBC, Aurelio De Laurentiis has sacked the 60-year-old tactician due to their previous dispute that saw Ancelotti followed by the Napoli players defy his instruction to retreat to the training camp for a week.
The disobedient Ancelotti decided to go home and allowed his side to do the same instead of listening to the club’s owner, which has ultimately cost him his job.
Arsenal and Everton have both been linked with a move for the former Chelsea manager, and in light of current events, they might decide to step up their pursuit.
Carlo oversaw an illustrious stint in the Premier League, guiding the Blues to the league title and FA Cup Double in 2009-10 before taking charge of Paris Saint-Germain.