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Confirmed: Ancelotti new Napoli manager

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Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that he has been appointed the new manager of Napoli for next season and has set himself the aim of ending Napoli’s 28-year wait for the Serie A crown

After being sacked by Bayern Munich in September last year, Ancelotti has since been linked with many high-profile vacancies and was believed to have been interviewed by the Italian football association over replacing Gian Piero Ventura.

However, nothing came of the talks with Roberto Mancini later being appointed the new head coach of Italy.

Ancelotti began talks with Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis this week to discuss replacing Maurizio Sarri for next season and has now confirmed that he has signed a three-year deal with the light blues.

“I’m very happy to return to my country and to one of the greatest teams in Italy. We come to compete and give Napoli all our knowledge and experience. We are thrilled by this challenge and to open a new stage in Calcio,” said Ancelotti on his personal website.

“I want to thank the President for trusting me in a project that I love and for the chance to get to know one of the best clubs in Italy. To all of them, I say that we will work hard and very professionally to reach the goals that we all want. I hope we can all enjoy together”.