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Napoli set to trigger Luciano Spalletti’s extension clause

Napoli have been overwhelmed by manager Luciano Spalletti’s impact, and they are looking to activate his extension clause.

Il Mattino reports that Spalletti’s current contract expires next summer, and Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is keen on triggering the Italian’s extension clause that is active until May.

Spalletti took over the reins at Diego Maradona Stadium last year and led the Partenopei to a third-place finish in Serie A.

He has exceeded expectations by turning the Neapolitans into one of the most dangerous sides in Europe this season.

The 63-year-old has helped his side top the Serie A rankings with 32 points after 12 games and qualify for the Champions League knockout stage by finishing ahead of Liverpool in Group A.

Despite losing star players including Lorenzo Insigne, Dries Mertens and Kalidou Kouliabaly in the summer, Spalletti has enjoyed success with the help of young talents like Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Victor Osimhen, Giovanni Simeone and Kim min-Jae.

Kvaratskhelia has been the pick of the bunch. Just three months into his debut season in Serie A, the Georgian winger has established himself as one of the most exciting prospects in Europe while earning the moniker Kvaradona from the fans – in reference to legendary Diego Maradona.

Spalletti has also helped Victor Osimhen hit new heights and become one of the most prolific strikers in Europe.

The Partenopei will face second-placed Atalanta in a crunch Serie A encounter this weekend.

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