Luciano Spalletti has practically confirmed he is leaving Napoli after securing the Scudetto. ‘If you are not convinced that you can give everything these people deserve, it’s right to think it over and a decision has been made.’
The coach has dropped numerous hints as to his situation, just as President Aurelio De Laurentiis has said he doesn’t wish to ‘clip the wings’ of his tactician.
With the questions continuing to come in the press conference after a 3-1 win over Inter this evening, Spalletti felt the need to really spell it out.
“The matter has been decided, you don’t change your mind every day,” replied the coach.
“It is a situation that has been brewing for a long time. When you work from morning to night, some matters tend to mature in your mind, because you have to put this spectacle on all the time.
“If you are not convinced that you can give everything these people deserve, it’s right to think it over. You think it over, you arrive at a conclusion and then you stick with it.
“This is not something that just fell from the sky out of nowhere.”
Spalletti essentially lived in the training ground for the last two years, not taking a house in the city of Naples and leaving his wife and family back home in Tuscany.
Having achieved what nobody had been able to in 33 years by winning the Scudetto for Napoli, the coach is keenly aware that anything after this is bound to be a disappointment in comparison.