Napoli boss Walter Mazzarri has admitted that he could take a break from football at the end of the season.
The tactician’s contract expires in June 2013 and he’s told La Repubblica that he may not remain at the Stadio San Paolo.
“I live one day at a time,” he stated. “On occasions I hear and see things that make me want to quit, to just give up.
“After the Italian Super Cup loss to Juventus in Beijing I had a desire, a real desire, to resign.
“Could I stop at the end of the season? Yes, that is possible…”
Mazzarri, who has never been sacked in his coaching career, is currently preparing his side for their top of the table clash against Juventus.
“We can put any team into difficulty,” he continued. “And I can guarantee you that we will put in a great display.”
The tactician is one of the country’s most gifted tacticians, but he’s never been given the chance to take charge of an Italian giant.
“I don’t feel as if I need to Coach a club like Juventus, Inter or Milan to say I’ve made it,” he insisted.
“I understand that you, traditionally, tend to win more with those teams, but winning means something else.
“To save Reggina from relegation with so many deducted points meant more to me than winning.”
Mazzarri's Reggina started the 2006-07 campaign with a 15-point penalty, but that was later reduced to 11 on appeal.
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