Napoli Sacks Gennaro Gattuso After Slip to Finish Fifth

Napoli have announced the sack of its coach Gennaro Gattuso following a slip from the top four finish after being held at home by Hellas Verona. Napoli will now settle for Europa League competition in the 2021/2021 season.

The 1 – 1 stalemate means that Napoli will not participate in next UEFA Champions League elite competition.

The former AC Milan coach has barely spent a season with the club after he was shown the exit door at his former club.

However, Juventus have qualified for next season’s Champions League on Sunday at the expense of Napoli after thrashing Bologna 4-1 away to take advantage of Napoli being held 1-1 at home by Hellas Verona, to finish fourth in Serie A.

The Turin giants went into the last weekend of action in fifth-place, needing either Napoli or AC Milan to drop points for them to return to the top four.

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Milan had what looked to be the toughest task, facing Atalanta in Bergamo, but they won 2-0 to finish second.

Gennaro Gattuso ‘s Napoli, on the other hand, slipped up after being in storming form in recent weeks and they will now have to settle for a place in the Europa League.

Atalanta, who dropped from second to third with Sunday’s defeat, and champions Inter, who thumped Udinese 5-1, have Italy’s two other Champions League lots.

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