Sarri won’t sue Napoli

Maurizio Sarri has decided not to wage a legal battle with Napoli and hopes to resolve his contract peacefully, but isn’t replying to player messages.

According to Il Mattino newspaper, the Coach won’t go for a collision course with the club, but is now ready to take some time and negotiate a settlement.

He was effectively fired and replaced by Carlo Ancelotti last week, but his contract remains valid and Napoli will continue to pay him until there is a termination by mutual consent.

Maurizio Sarri has decided not to wage a legal battle with Napoli and hopes to resolve his contract peacefully, but isn’t replying to player messages.

According to Il Mattino newspaper, the Coach won’t go for a collision course with the club, but is now ready to take some time and negotiate a settlement.

He was effectively fired and replaced by Carlo Ancelotti last week, but his contract remains valid and Napoli will continue to pay him until there is a termination by mutual consent.

Chelsea had been in advanced talks with the tactician, but refused to pay the €8m release clause and that expired on May 31.

Il Mattino claims Sarri blames President Aurelio De Laurentiis for the very public dismissal and introduction of replacement Ancelotti, which made clubs outside of Italy believe he was a free agent.

That is not the case under Italian rules and De Laurentiis made it clear in the Corriere dello Sport newspaper that he has no intention of giving “discounts.”

There is also tension within the squad, as it’s reported players sent several messages to Sarri asking how he is and for more clarity on what happened, but he has not replied to any of them.

Dries Mertens confirmed as much when speaking to Mediaset Premium after Belgium’s friendly with Portugal last night.

“We’ll see what happens at Napoli, as I haven’t yet understood what happened with Sarri. I am on international duty now, we’ll see when I get back.

“I do have a two-year contract and I’m happy there, but we have a strong squad and the Coach doesn’t change that.”

Meanwhile, with Chelsea gone cold and looking elsewhere, Sarri has been heavily linked with the Real Madrid post or for Tottenham Hotspur if Mauricio Pochettino goes to the Bernabeu.

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