Reports about Gennaro Gattuso have been making the press rounds in spite of them likely being an exaggeration. Still, the manager says that he fears nothing.
Napoli’s fortunes have varied this season. There is no doubt about that. Good performances across January have been succeded with back to back defeats to Juventus and Verona.
Some press reports have been quick to claim that that Partenopei owner, Aurelio De Laurentiis, may have changed his mind about offering Gattuso an extension on his contract.
It was previously reported by many news outlets that the new deal was merely a formality. Now, rumors suggest that Aurelio De Laurentiis may have been in contact with Rafael Benitez. The Spaniard has been without a job since quitting Dalian Professional in the Chinese Super League.
Goal.com reports that Gattuso may need to win his next three games in order to avoid the sack. The manager is, however, unperturbed by this gossip. In a recent press conference, he says he refuses to fear, or hide away from responsibility.
Gattuso also talked about these events in light of the Covid-19 situation and gave a piece of advice to fans of the beautiful game.
I want to make an appeal to all those, especially kids, who look in the mirror and see something that looks odd or not quite right: life is beautiful. And you need to face it without fear or hiding.