The Sassuolo tactician has earned plaudits for his work at the Neroverdi since joining the Emilia-Romagna club in 2018 but he has no intention of coaching the club he played for from 2006 until 2010.
“I must say that Napoli is a very hot place, beautiful, and it remains in my heart,” De Zerbi told Sportitalia.
“I can’t not have a beautiful memory of it, I was happy there.
“I have binded myself to the Azzurri like all the other clubs in which I trained at but today the team is guided by a great coach like Gennaro Gattuso.
“I have an excellent rapport with him, I think that he is a wonderful person as well as a very valid professional.
“I wish nothing but the best for him and his Napoli.”