In an ideal world, Aurelio De Laurentiis, Napoli’s president, would keep Maurizio Sarri around for the foreseeable future, and that’s what he’s currently working towards.
However, the world we live in is far from ideal, and that means there’s a chance the Italian manager could try his luck elsewhere next season, with Chelsea the most recurring destination.
Should this scenario take place, De Laurentiis would have to find a replacement, which is where Antonio Conte allegedly comes in.
According to Corriere dello Sport on Tuesday, the Napoli boss would ideally like an internationally renowned authoritative figure at the helm of his club, with both the current Chelsea manager and Carlo Ancelotti on his list.
As you can imagine, pulling this off would come at a considerably cost, with the Italian newspaper highlighting the ‘difficulties’ De Laurentiis would face, even if the pair are on his ever-growing list.
A more realistic option could be someone like Unai Emery, who very recently lost his job at Paris Saint-Germain, or Atalanta’s manager Gian Piero Gasperini.
Hiring Conte would certainly be a coup by Napoli, but we’ll have to wait and see if this even becomes a possibility in the first place.
As things stand, both Sarri and his Chelsea counterpart are still in their respective jobs, and nothing will happen while this remains the case.