Walter Mazzarri spoke briefly to reporters before the first training session for the new coach. ‘I haven’t slept for two days.’
The tactician made his return to Castel Volturno for the first time in over a decade, having been appointed as the replacement for sacked Rudi Garcia.
As he arrived, he was greeted at the gate by some of the same Napoli reporters who had already interviewed him regularly during his first tenure at the club from 2009 to 2013.
“I am tired, I haven’t slept for two days,” he told CalcioNapoli24.
“It is all as wonderful as usual.”
Mazzarri was accompanied by assistant manager Nicolò Frustalupi, who had already worked for Napoli last season as coach of their Primavera youth team, and vice-president Edoardo De Laurentiis.
He has signed a contract that only runs to the end of the current campaign.
The only member of staff to remain from Garcia’s time is expected to be match analyst Beccaccioli.