Napoli is looking to cut back on expenses in 2022. An Italian publication believes that team owner Aurelio De Laurentiis is looking to implement new austerity measures for The Partenopei.
Napoli higher-ups are concerned with the club’s future. This is one of the reasons why those in charge of Gli Azzuri are looking to tighten the team’s budget ahead of new campaigns.
Today’s edition of Repubblica, at least, discusses the subject and kays down the likely scenario. “Money is scarce, nothing must be left to chance. It is, therefore, no coincidence that the contracts of Luciano Spalletti and sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli have the same duration. Both contracts run until 2024.”
The publication goes on to speculate on the reason for these measures. “In fact, the specter of austerity looms and there is a need to face the storm with the two experienced football men guiding Napoli. The two able to make a difference first and foremost on the pitch and also on the market “.
Repubblica believes that Aurelio De Laurentiis will, also, look to cut expenses elsewhere. “De Laurentiis has in mind the winning model of Mazzarri’s times. The template involves low salaries for the players (preferably young players) and excellent results on the pitch. However, summoning back those days will not be easy at all. Fans may view this as a downsizing of the team. The environment surrounding the club is already quite tense as evidenced by the drastic drop in attendance at the Maradona stadium despite the current second place that Insigne and his teammates occupy in the standings. “
Walter Mazzari managed Napoli from 2009 to 2013. During that time, the club was successful in spite of making few investments. It came to be known as the era of I Tre Tenori (“The three tenors”), a nickname given to the partnership between Ezequiel Lavezzi, Edinson Cavani, and Marek Hamšík.