Napoli ultras praise Gattuso, contempt for club

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Napoli ultras released a statement declaring their love and appreciation for coach Gennaro Gattuso and his players, but ‘only contempt’ for the club directors.

The final game of the season with Verona kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

A win would be enough to guarantee a top four finish and place in the Champions League.

Napoli ultras released a statement declaring their love and appreciation for coach Gennaro Gattuso and his players, but ‘only contempt’ for the club directors.

The final game of the season with Verona kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

A win would be enough to guarantee a top four finish and place in the Champions League.

With reports of Max Allegri or Luciano Spalletti set to take over next season, as the rapport between Gattuso and President Aurelio De Laurentiis has deteriorated beyond repair, ultras released a statement.

It will also be handed out around the city before the game tomorrow as a flyer.

“We have finally reached the end of a season that will be remembered as the only one without the most important component: the fans.

“That all means we cannot feel that this campaign is fully ours. Nonetheless, the components and values of those who represent our jersey on and off the field remain and this is why we honour coach Gattuso.

“More than for Champions League qualification (which is now the minimum target), we honour him for having been able to transmit a sense of belonging to the squad, the most valuable principle for us fans!

“However, we have nothing but the deepest contempt for the club directors, the fickle media and that part of the city that was trying to force the coach out, ignoring he was going through a terrible personal and professional run of events, including a serious family loss, a medical condition that affected his eyesight and a squad that was almost completely out of action.

“Finally, we applaud the squad, that had the maturity to stick with the right side of this argument!”

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