Walter Mazzarri has been named as the new manager of Napoli.
The experienced 62-year-old replaces Rudi Garcia, who lasted only five months in the role.
The Serie A champions have struggled in their title defence, winning only six of their 12 matches, and sit 10 points behind leaders Inter Milan.
Walter Mazzarri è il nuovo allenatore del Napoli.⁰Bentornato Mister! pic.twitter.com/i5EXAziuVP
— Official SSC Napoli (@sscnapoli) November 14, 2023
Napoli revealed the news in a brief post on social media, saying: “Walter Mazzarri is the new coach of Napoli. Welcome back Mister.”
Mazzarri has huge experience in Serie A, including coaching Napoli from 2009 to 2013.
It was a successful tenure, with Napoli qualifying for the Champions League for the first time, winning the Coppa Italia and finishing second in Serie A in his final season.
His most recent job came at Cagliari but he lasted less than a year, leaving in May 2022 with the club on the brink of relegation.