Napoli target Porto's Conceicao after Enrique talks stall

Napoli target Porto's Conceicao after Enrique talks stall

Faruq Ibrahim 17:59 - 30.05.2023

Napoli take their search for a new manager to Portugal after Enrique talks cool down.

Napoli have reportedly set their sights on Porto's manager, Sergio Conceicao, for the managerial position, with Luciano Spalletti, set to leave the club at the end of the season. 

As Pulse Sports reported, Luis Enrique was the club's top candidate to take over from Spalletti; however, president Aurelien de Laurentiis revealed that the Spaniard prefers a move to the Premier League. 

I Partenopei are now said to have pivoted towards a new target and are keen to land the Portuguese. 

Napoli eye Conceicao

According to Il Martino, the Porto boss, who led his team to a second-place finish in the Primera Liga, has emerged as a 'serious option' for the Napoli job.

The Serie A champions are reportedly willing to offer €6 million to prise him away from the Portuguese side, two million short of the reported €8 million they offered to Luis Enrique. 

Other names on the Naples club's list include Bologna's Thiago Motta and Fiorentina's Vincenzo Italiano. 

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