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Napoli confirm Rudi Garcia as their new head coach 

Napoli have announced they have appointed Rudi Garcia as their new head coach. 

The French boss replaces Luciano Spalletti who left the club at the end of this season to take some time away from management. 

Spalletti led the Blues to an impressive Serie A title for the first time in 33 years, finishing 16 points above second-placed Lazio

But he decided to take a year-long sabbatical after taking over the club as their manager in May 2021. 

Christophe Galtier, who was sacked from his position by Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month, was reportedly one of the top favourites for the vacancy at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. 

However, Napoli have now confirmed Garcia as their new manager. 

The 59-year-old was most recently the coach of Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr. 

He came into the job last summer but was sacked in April due to his relationship with the players and dissatisfaction with his style of play. 

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr eventually missed out on the league title, with Al-Ittihad crowned champions after finishing five points ahead of them. 

Garcia’s recent managerial stint in Saudi Arabia may not have been successful, but he boasts plenty of experience. 

The 59-year-old has previously coached nine clubs, including Lyon, Marseille, AS Roma and Lille

Lyon won the Ligue 1 title and the Coup de France under him in the 2010-11 season. 

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