Sergio Conceicao is expected to be Gennaro Gattuso’s successor at Napoli ahead of the 2021/22 Serie A season.
Gattuso was dismissed by the Partenopei in somewhat controversial fashion on Sunday, mere minutes after their 1-1 draw at home to Hellas Verona – a result which meant they missed out on qualifying for the Champions League with Juventus taking their place in the top four.
“The coach will be presented [as Napoli boss] in the next few days,” Corriere dello Sport wrote on Monday.
Conceicao has experience of Serie A, having played in Italy with Lazio, Parma and Inter. As a coach, though, the Napoli job will be the first experience he has had in Italian football.
The 46-year-old has been at Porto since 2017, and his side eliminated Juventus from the 2020/21 Champions League.