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Rudi Garcia’s Napoli job under threat amid poor performances, handed ultimatum for turnaround

Napoli manager Rudi Garcia is in the firing line following a significant decline in results.

The Frenchman succeeded Luciano Spalletti this summer, shouldering massive expectations after Napoli’s Scudetto triumph last season.

Although Garcia enjoyed a great start by winning the opening two games of Serie A, things have taken a turn for the worse since then.

The Partenopei were handed their first defeat against Lazio, followed by back-to-back draws against Genoa and Bologna.

Regardless of the victory against Braga in the Champions League opener, doubts have started to emerge over his managerial abilities.

To aggravate the situation, Garcia was involved in a spat with Victor Osimhen on the touchline during the game against Bologna, with the Nigerian striker venting his frustrations towards the head coach for his substitution.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Garcia’s position is in jeopardy, and club president Aurelio De Laurentiis has handed him an ultimatum to improve the results.

The upcoming games against Udinese, Lecce and Fiorentina and the Champions League fixture against Real Madrid will be decisive for the former Lyon boss.

The Partenopei also have two names lined up as a possible replacement for Garcia – Christophe Galtier and Igor Tudor.

Galtier has been without a job since leaving Paris Saint-Germain this summer, but he is currently the leading candidate for the head coach role at Marseille.

Tudor parted ways with Marseille in the summer after one year with the Ligue 1 giants.

Trailing table leaders Inter Milan by seven points in seventh place, Napoli face a crucial game against Udinese on Wednesday to regain momentum.

Osimhen has been at his best this season, scoring three times in five appearances.

However, last season’s breakout star Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s decline in form looks a serious concern.

The Georgian winger has failed to score a goal this season while managing only one assist.

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