Naples, June 23 (IANS) Italian football club Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has backed new coach Maurizio Sarri to build on the work done by Rafael Benitez last season.
Spaniard Benitez, who guided Napoli to fifth place finish in the Seria A last season, will coach Spanish giants Real Madrid from this season.
“Sarri is the right man for job. I can only say that when I met Sarri he showed me to be what I thought he was, a man deeply attached to their work and very experienced,” De Laurentiis was quoted as saying by goal.com on Monday.
“In the past other big clubs have hired coaches with success in the lower leagues. Sarri has the advantage of having already played a season in Serie A (with Empoli) and his ideas on football intrigued me very much.”