Luciano Spalletti

Where will Spalletti lead us this season?


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Who were those players?

Well, it's been a while but we had "clan" issues. The let's call it Icardi clan iirc was made up of himself, Miranda, Keita Balde, Vecino, Valero, Joao Mario and a few others who weren't as vocal at the time, like Lautaro. Something like a Spanish/Portuguese speakers clan. Probably Dalbert, too.

You had the Croatians on the other hand with Perisic, Brozovic and Vrsaljko with Nainggolan iirc part of that group and a few others.
Then you had the "neutrals", like Ranocchia, Handanovic, Skriniar, Politano, D'Ambrosio, Candreva, Asamoah etc, mostly the Italians and players that were in Italy for many years.

Spalletti was favoring the 'Croat' clan and singled out players like Keita and maybe Lautaro and Vecino in front of everyone while if you remember Perisic was rather awful during that stretch and he never said anything bad about him. So Ivan didn't react well when Icardi said in front of everyone that Spalletti never says anything about Perisic's form.

Not sure why he ended up getting punched by Nainggolan in a different occasion, but I imagine he also used Radja's name sometime :lol:

The captaincy stripping came after a win against Parma when Lautaro scored the winner. Allegedly Spalletti said some bad words about some players, whilst praising a few others and Icardi didn't react well to that. Which escalated to management and Marotta told Spalletti that he has his blessing if he feels that changing the captain would help the team. The decision didn't have much to do with any contract talks. The Wanda shit vs Perisic and Brozovic wasn't helping though.


People didn't pay attention, but this was the reason why Marotta let Miranda go. He was part of that riot. Doesn't mean that everyone was as vocal or everyone was aligned with whatever their "clan" did, but these were the locker room dynamics. For example, you can recall the Politano vs Perisic incident after Matteo scored and Perisic thought that his celebration was a tribute or mock to Icardi.
 

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Well, it's been a while but we had "clan" issues. The let's call it Icardi clan iirc was made up of himself, Miranda, Keita Balde, Vecino, Valero, Joao Mario and a few others who weren't as vocal at the time, like Lautaro. Something like a Spanish/Portuguese speakers clan. Probably Dalbert, too.

You had the Croatians on the other hand with Perisic, Brozovic and Vrsaljko with Nainggolan iirc part of that group and a few others.
Then you had the "neutrals", like Ranocchia, Handanovic, Skriniar, Politano, D'Ambrosio, Candreva, Asamoah etc, mostly the Italians and players that were in Italy for many years.

Spalletti was favoring the 'Croat' clan and singled out players like Keita and maybe Lautaro and Vecino in front of everyone while if you remember Perisic was rather awful during that stretch and he never said anything bad about him. So Ivan didn't react well when Icardi said in front of everyone that Spalletti never says anything about Perisic's form.

Not sure why he ended up getting punched by Nainggolan in a different occasion, but I imagine he also used Radja's name sometime :lol:

The captaincy stripping came after a win against Parma when Lautaro scored the winner. Allegedly Spalletti said some bad words about some players, whilst praising a few others and Icardi didn't react well to that. Which escalated to management and Marotta told Spalletti that he has his blessing if he feels that changing the captain would help the team. The decision didn't have much to do with any contract talks. The Wanda shit vs Perisic and Brozovic wasn't helping though.


People didn't pay attention, but this was the reason why Marotta let Miranda go. He was part of that riot. Doesn't mean that everyone was as vocal or everyone was aligned with whatever their "clan" did, but these were the locker room dynamics. For example, you can recall the Politano vs Perisic incident after Matteo scored and Perisic thought that his celebration was a tribute or mock to Icardi.
This 'Croat' clan remind me about what Capello said: "Suker and Mijatovic didn't want to pass the ball to Raúl".
Seems Croatian are always involved in troubles😄
 

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Happy for this guy.
 

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Congrats Luciano.
 

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After two months of this season, they looked like the only competitors. Congrats for achieving the dream of Neaples
 

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A great story, and it's funny how the story of his coaching career and the club's resurrection mirror each other.

From Serie C to Serie A champion after many years. Congratulations to him, the players, the club and the supporters.
 

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Well deserved, no 500mill dollars budget for players, no help from refeeres, winning with club like Napoli. Spalletti>>>>Conte
 

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Fully deserved and I'm super happy for him.

Seems like a genuinely likable and nice dude. I often think of him confronting an Interista for insulting Rano during that preseason a couple years back.
 

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Congrats Luciano, I liked him a lot I believed the club didn't give him appropriate resource and he is much better than Conte.
Also I admire him because he supports Iran people who suffer from a dictatorship.
 

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Spalletti didn't have issues with Icardi for the most part, he had issues with some other players and Icardi called him out for that in front of the whole team that he was playing favorites. I guess they ended up clashing after the captaincy thing, but until that decision, Spalletti rated Icardi and was using him. It's more like he lost the locker room than clashing with one player, in the sense that we had 2-3 cliques and he enabled it.

Totti was not used much and wanted to see out his final season as a starter. Don't think Roma had locker room issues. They had more issues with the management and ownership than the coach.
I remember he singled him out actually in a pre and post press. Said something along the lines of he doesn't deserve to play today for the way he's been behaving. Tore him up, come to think of it, because he doesn't give a fuck if you're a player or a journalist. The only ones he refrains from saying anything publicly is management. And yes, he did obviously rate him, who wouldn't.
Anyways, very happy for the guy. Wrote history for Napoli and they will remember him forever along with Osi.
 

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It looks like he is leaving
The matter has been decided, it is not like you change your mind every day. It is a situation that has been brewing for some time. When you work from morning to night, some matters tend to mature in your mind, because you have to put this spectacle on all the time.

“If you are not convinced that you can give everything that these people deserve, it’s right to think it over. You think it over, you arrive at a conclusion and then you stick with it. This is not something that rained over all of us from out of nowhere
 

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Looks like he doesn't wanna be part of the sinking ship :)
 

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Spalletti is 64, won everything in Italy and made himself a club legend for Napoli. If I'd be him, I'd take a easy job where I can make big cash for two years and then enjoy retirement.
 

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Would people like Spalletone back in case Limone wants out in 2025?
 
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