Napoli president, Aurelio De Laurentiis has refuted speculations that he is set to sack current manager, Carlo Ancelotti, insisting that he hasn't called either Gennaro Gattuso or Luciano Spalletti following the club's poor start to the season.
The Italian side are currently winless in eight matches across all competitions, which has led to mounting pressure on Ancelotti's role as the manager. It has also been reported that the club management are set to sack him following their Champions League game against Genk on the 10th of December, something which De Laurentiis has denied.
"My faith in Carlo Ancelotti has never failed. My trust in Ancelotti is total and unconditional, as a man and as a coach. For the future I have decided nothing, it would be a mistake to decide at this moment, we have a season in progress, there is only one way: we must find peace, the team must return to work with serenity," he said as quoted by Goal.
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"I didn't call anyone, I never called Gattuso and I never heard Spalletti. With Allegri we talk, but not from today. We have been talking since 2013, we have a cordial relationship. In 2013 I called him because I wanted him to become the coach of Naples, at the time he was the coach of Milan."
"He told me that we would be ready at the end of the season. He called me and gave me his total availability but I am a man of honour and I went to London, I shook hands with Rafa Benitez, so nothing was done."
The 60-year-old who took over the managerial reigns of the club in 2018, led them to second place in the Serie A last season, however their poor form this campaign has seen them drop to seventh, 17 points behind leaders, Inter Milan.