Aurelio De Laurentiis thanks Ancelotti for a very positive season

SSC Napoli Training and Press Conference
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Aurelio De Laurentiis, owner of Napoli is surrounded by media during a SSC Napoli training session ahead of their UEFA Champions League C match against Liverpool at Anfield on December 10, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Napoli chairman, Aurelio De Laurentiis believes Carlo Ancelotti’s first Napoli season brought positivity and success to the side because he changed the mentality and was aware of people they didn’t need.

Ancelotti, the former AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich coach, replaced Maurizio Sarri and changed the formation to 4-4-2.

“The season has been very positive for Napoli, because with a new Coach we changed mentality and our approach to the game,” De Laurentiis told reporters via Football Italia.

“It’s been a year where, thanks to Ancelotti, we experimented all the potential of the various players at our disposal and learned who is most suited to Ancelotti’s football and who, albeit a great champion with real prospects, perhaps might be better off playing elsewhere.”

Ancelotti has a great record in football coaching. He is one of the three managers to have lifted the UEFA Champions League trophy three times, and one of two managers that have managed teams in four finals.

NAPLES, ITALY - APRIL 18: Coach of SSC Napoli Carlo Ancelotti gestures during the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final Second Leg match between S.S.C. Napoli and Arsenal at Stadio San Paolo on April 18, 2019 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

Ancelotti is disappointed with Napoli

The manager says his team lacked motivation as they were defeated by Atalanta, and doesn't like the way his team is playing in the second half of the season.

He has also won the FIFA Club World Cup twice, managing Milan and Real Madrid.

Ancelotti is also one of seven people to have won the European Cup or Champions League as both a player and a manager.


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