Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis denies even speaking to Sergio Conceicao and insists the new coach ‘has already been found,’ reportedly Luciano Spalletti.

Gennaro Gattuso today signed for Fiorentina after parting company with the Partenopei by mutual consent.

There had been rumours that FC Porto boss Conceicao was in the frame at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

“It’s completely false,” De Laurentiis told Mais Futebol.

“Napoli have already found the new coach and we will announce him next week.”

With Max Allegri seemingly close to Real Madrid or even a return to Juventus, it’s believed Spalletti will get the job.

“Jorge Mendes is a true friend. We had several conversations in the last three months and he proposed three or four coaches, but we never started any negotiations.

“I never even spoke to Sergio Conceicao.”

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