Napoli Struggles After Kim Min-jae's Departure, With Only Two Manager Changes During the Season

Second Firefighter' Calzona appointed as director... Falling to 9th place despite winning the previous season

Napoli, the defending champion of Italian professional soccer Serie A, is struggling after the departure of Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), the core of Korean soccer's defense.

This season, the second manager change has already occurred. 카지노사이트

Napoli President Aurelio DeLaurentis said on the club's website on the 19th (local time), "I would like to thank coach Walter Machari for supporting the team in a complex situation," and added, "I welcome new coach Francesco Calzona."

As a result, Napoli has dismissed its head coach twice this season alone.

Napoli began the 2023-2024 season under coach Rudi Garcia.

Coach Garcia, who took over in June last year as the successor to Coach Luciano Spalletti, who led Kim Min-jae to the Serie A title last season, packed up after five months.

Napoli, which had cracks in the rear after Kim Min-jae's transfer, fell to 4th place with 6 wins, 3 draws, and 3 losses through the 12th round of the regular season, falling further from the title race and choosing to part ways with Coach Garcia.

Coach Machari, who led the team from 2009 to 2013, was again tasked with taking charge of Naples as his successor.

However, Napoli fell further under coach Machari.

Napoli, who lost 0-1 to AC Milan on the 11th, also drew 1-1 against Genoa on the 16th and failed to gain 3 points, falling to 9th place (10 wins, 6 draws, 8 losses).

In particular, they are struggling on the defensive side, giving up 28 goals, which is twice as many as leader Inter Milan (12 goals conceded).

Last season, when they won the Serie A title for the first time in 33 years, a total of 28 goals were conceded in 38 games.

Coach Mazzari led Napoli to the Coppa Italia title in the 2011-2012 season and runner-up in the league in the 2012-2013 season, but the club's leadership recently dismissed him, holding him responsible for poor performance.

Coach Calzona, who was appointed as the second firefighter, is already the coach of the Slovenia national team.

The BBC reported that he will serve as Naples manager until the end of this season in a concurrent capacity.

Coach Calzona, like former coach Machari, is on the same page as Napoli.

He was a coach at Napoli from 2015 to 2018, assisting former managers Maurizio Sarri and Former Manager Spalletti.