Technical support issues
Napoli, which has left head coach Kim Min-jae and Luciano Spaletti, is expected to take out a super-strong move to replace the head coach four months into the opening.
Britain's Daily Mail said on the 13th, "There were internal discussions within the club after Napoli lost 0-1 to Empoli. Coach Rudy Garcia said, "He could be replaced five months after taking office," adding that Napoli, which has poor performance, will seek to change the atmosphere through a change of coach.
Napoli lost 0-1 against Empoli in the 12th round of Serie A in the 2023/24 season at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, Italy, on the 12th (Korea Standard Time) after losing the winning goal through extra time in the second half. Napoli, which failed to win points at home, will remain in fourth place with six wins, three draws and three losses and 21 points. The gap with the leading Inter Milan is a whopping 10 points.
Last season Napoli won early while not missing the lead all season. Napoli, who lifted the trophy for the first time in 33 years since the 1989/90 season, have lost just four games in 38 games. However, he has played only 12 games this season, but has already lost for the third time. Last season's momentum seems to have completely disappeared.
Defensive instability and Garcia's colorless and odorless tactics are considered the biggest reasons. His offense is at the top of the league. He has scored 24 goals in 12 games, with two goals per game. It is also the second team to score the most goals after Inter Milan (29 points). However, the defense has given up 13 goals in 12 games and more than one goal per game. It is twice as many as Inter Milan (six runs), which has recorded the least number of runs.
Last season, monster defender Kim Min-jae completely blocked the rear defense. It was the team with the fewest goals lost in 38 games, giving up only 28 goals. However, after Kim Min-jae left, no substitute was found, and the performance of newly recruited Natan or existing center back Leo Oestigor is not very good. Joao Jeju Islanders was out of power due to injury and barely returned to his condition.
In particular, Garcia's leadership, who came as a successor after Spaletti, who led Napoli's soccer, put down the baton, came under fire. Napoli's board has already been discussing Garcia's replacement for a month.
Fabrizio Romano, a European soccer reporter, said, "Aurelio de laurentis, president of Naples, left the stadium before the whistle at the end of the match against Empoli," adding, "President Laurentis is also unhappy with the current situation."
CBS Sports in the U.S. said, "Unlike Spalletti's historic title after instilling winning mentorship in less than two years, Garcia didn't control the locker room like Spalletti did. Napoli's locker room is not as solid as last season, Garcia explained that he failed to take control of the locker room.
"Garcia is leaving Naples. Soon, Igor Tudor, who was leading Olympique Marseille, will be appointed as the new coach, he added, adding that Napoli has already decided on a replacement coach.
Tuesday, November 14, 2023