Reports: Napoli stick with Ancelotti

Reports this afternoon say Napoli will stick with Carlo Ancelotti after the squad mutinied against a training retreat.

Speculation had intensified earlier that Ancelotti’s position was increasingly unsafe, given he had publicly disagreed with Aurelio De Laurentiis’ decision to send the Napoli players in ritiro.

That was later followed by the coach not fulfilling his media commitments after the 1-1 draw with RB Salzburg last night, before it emerged his players all went back to their homes – despite being instructed to return to the club’s training ground.

However, Corriere dello Sport and Carlo Alvino both maintain De Laurentiis continues to give the former Milan boss his full backing and that the idea of sacking him was never a possibility.

Furthermore,the statement threatening Napoli players with legal actionwas seen by Il Corriere as the President “reiterating” Carletto had full control of first-team affairs.

The team are expected to resume work tomorrow at a training session open to season-ticket holders.

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