Published: Mon, May 28, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

Napoli sign Carlo Ancelotti to replace Maurizio Sarri as manager

Napoli sign Carlo Ancelotti to replace Maurizio Sarri as manager

But now, the club have confirmed Sarri's departure with owner Aurelio De Laurentiis offering his thanks to the Italian for his work at Napoli.

Express Sport understands Sarri, now under contract at Napoli but with no official duties, has already rejected an offer to manage Zenit St Petersburg this summer.

According to Sky Sports Italia, Zenit have invited the 59-year-old former banker to Russian Federation to see Saint Petersburg and their training facilities.

Sarri has emerged as the favourite to replace Conte and is said to have held talks with Chelsea officials this week over signing a two-year deal.

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"I'd like to thank Maurizio Sarri for his valuable contribution to the Napoli cause", De Laurentiis said.

Bayern dispensed with the Italian in September after being thrashed by Paris St-Germain in the Champions League.

Meanwhile, he has won league titles in Italy, France, England and Germany.

Ancelotti had been linked with the Italy coaching job before Mancini's appointment.

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Napoli were runners-up in 2015-16 and, although they placed third a year later, they reached the last 16 of the Champions League this campaign. Despite winning the FA Cup last Saturday against Manchester United, Conte is expected to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

The Senegalese worldwide was arguably the finest centre-back in Italy and Europe's elite are already circling.

And the Serie A side are prepared to let the deal go through and will also allow Sarri's £7m release clause to be waived if one condition is met.

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