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Carlo Ancelotti takes over as new Napoli boss

Former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti was on Wednesday appointed as the new manager of Serie A runner-up, Napoli, on a three-year deal.

Ancelotti, 58, replaces Maurizio Sarri, who led the Italian club to a second-place finish in three seasons this team has been linked with Premier League side Chelsea and Russian’s Zenith St Petersburg

“I am really happy and honoured to manage a team with a unique city and incredible fans,” said Ancelotti.

Earlier, Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis praised Sarri for his contribution to the club.

“I thank Maurizio Sarri for his dedication to Napoli that has given the city and the fans worldwide prestige and emotions. He created a model of play admired everywhere and by anyone,” De Laurentiis said.

Ancelotti has had a highly successful management career, claiming four top-tier league titles, three Champions Leagues and three domestic cups across Europe’s top five leagues.

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