It has been reported that the 64-year-old veteran coach, who scored an important win early on in Napoli, has been awarded Coach of the Season by Serie A league management.
A written statement from Serie A said Spalletti’s award will be presented at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium ahead of this weekend’s Napoli-Sampdoria game, one of the league’s final weeks.
Luigi De Siervo, Serie A general manager, said: “Naples have had a simply exceptional season under Spalletti. It’s a great achievement to give Napoli their third league title in their history, 33 years after Maradona.”
Spalletti, who took charge of Napoli in 2021, finished third in Serie A in his debut season and allowed them a place in the UEFA Champions League the following season. He had been the architect.
Napoli, under Spalletti’s guidance, won the league title weeks ago this season but bowed out of the Italian Cup early in the round of 16 and were knocked out of the Champions League by a defeat by Milan in the quarter-finals.
Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis officially announced in a TV program on May 28 that he and Spalletti would part ways at the end of the season, despite the team becoming champions after 33 years.
De Laurentiis says: “Spalletti is a free man. If someone comes to you and tells you that they think they’ve reached the highest point they can, that they want to take a year off, it’s okay to let them go. He gave us a lot. I thank him for that.” had used the words.
Napoli, who clinched the Serie A championship weeks ago, where last week’s games will be played on June 3rd and 4th, have 87 points. Napoli, who host Sampdoria in the last week of the league, will lift the league trophy at the end of this game.