De Laurentiis: No news on coach

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis insists there is "nothing official yet" regarding their hunt for a coach.

Last Updated: 24/05/13 at 20:57 Post Comment

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Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis insists there is "nothing official yet" regarding their hunt for a coach amid widespread speculation Rafael Benitez will be the new man in the hotseat.

According to fresh reports today, Benitez, whose final match as interim Chelsea manager is this weekend's friendly against Manchester City in New York, will replace Walter Mazzarri in the hotseat at Stadio San Paolo.

However, De Laurentiis tweeted tonight: "Thanks from the bottom of my heart for all the messages. Regarding a coach, nothing is official yet. A bit more patience needed."

Spaniard Benitez has emerged this week as the favourite to replace Mazzarri, who resigned from Serie A runners-up Napoli on Sunday night and was this evening confirmed as the new Inter Milan coach.

Benitez led Chelsea to Europa League glory and a third-placed finish in the Barclays Premier League this season after replacing Roberto Di Matteo in November.

Chelsea defender David Luiz hailed the work the former Inter, Liverpool and Valencia boss has done at Stamford Bridge during his short tenure.

When asked by reporters about Benitez's link to Napoli, Luiz said: "I don't know. I think he will decide the best thing for him. He has experience, he knows a lot about football. He has done a great job at Chelsea.

"He has had a lot of pressure. He has shown character and that he is a professional. I am so happy we won a title and qualified directly for the Champions League."


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