is ready to become Napoli’s new head coach as the Serie A club line up a replacement for Rudi Garcia, according to reports in Italy.
The Serie A champions have endured an inconsistent start to the new campaign under Garcia, with five wins, three defeats and two draws from their first 10 games in all competitions.
Conte, meanwhile, .
According to widespread reports in , Conte is now due to meet with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis to discuss the possibility of returning to Serie A and replacing Garcia, who was brought in as Luciano Spalletti’s successor in the .
It’s understood that Conte would accept a move to Napoli, but would demand a significant say in the club’s transfer strategy before agreeing a deal.
When asked about a possible move to Napoli on Tuesday evening, Conte said: ‘For now I’m enjoying my family, I made a clear choice when I left .
‘Then you know that a lot of things can happen along the way.’
Meanwhile, former Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly has urged the Italian club to give Garcia more time.
‘Garcia is a great coach and he needs time to adapt, just like other coaches did in the past,’ Koulibaly said in an Instagram live interview.
‘The players are with him, I spoke to two or three of them and they confirmed that to me.
‘They just need to keep working and everything will go well. I hope for him that the club has patience to let him get on with the job.’
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