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Osimhen bags brace and assist as Napoli return to winning ways against Spezia
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Osimhen bags brace and assist as Napoli return to winning ways against Spezia

The Nigeria international scored his ninth and 10th goals of the season to help Gennaro Gattuso’s men clinch all three points Victor Osimhen scored twice and provided an assist to help Napoli secure a 4-1 victory over Spezia in Saturday’s Serie A game at Stadio Alberto Picco. The centre-forward is gradually showing why the Parthenopeans paid a huge sum to secure his signature last summer from Lille. Osimhen was afforded his 21st league appearance for Gennaro Gattuso’s men and utilized the opportunity to continue his impressive performances.
Serie A: Gernot Rohr Spills Discussion with Osimhen on Gennaro Gattuso
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Serie A: Gernot Rohr Spills Discussion with Osimhen on Gennaro Gattuso

  Super Eagles head coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed his discussions with Nigerian frontman, Victor Osimhen about his manager at Napoli, Gennaro Gattuso. Osimhen joined Napoli in a record-breaking deal last season after a top performance at Lille, that saw him score over 20 goals. Napoli is having a poor run of form and is currently sitting outside the top four mounting pressure on Gattuso. And the Nigerian striker has struggled in his first season at Napel due to fitness issues Appearing on Radio Kiss Kiss, Rohr, who is preparing his team for the Nations Cup qualifiers against the Benin Republic and Lesotho, said, “Gattuso is a good coach and Victor told me he trusts him a lot and what he’s teaching him. I think he can get results already this season. “Unlucky se...
Coppa Italia: What Gattuso Said about Victor Osimhen After Napoli’s 3-1 Defeat to Atalanta
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Coppa Italia: What Gattuso Said about Victor Osimhen After Napoli’s 3-1 Defeat to Atalanta

  Napoli coach, Gennaro Gattuso has reacted to Victor Osimhen’s performance in their Coppa Italia 3-1 loss to Atalanta on Wednesday. Gattuso spoke with reporters at the Gewiss Stadium after the semifinal loss, which sent them out of the competition. Atalanta scored two goals through Duván Zapata and Matteo Pessina. Hirving Lozano reduced the arrears for Napoli on 53 minutes but Matteo Pessina wrapped up the scoring in the 78th minute. Victor Osimhen was named in the starting lineup for the first time in three months and was subbed off in the 78 minutes. Gattuso said the Nigerian internationali is lacking sharpness in front of goal after spending several weeks on the sidelines. “It’s not easy to be at the top of the game after being out for 94 days,” Gattuso told ...
Injured Osimhen ‘mad’ and ‘upset’ after missing Napoli trip to AZ Alkmaar
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Injured Osimhen ‘mad’ and ‘upset’ after missing Napoli trip to AZ Alkmaar

The Nigeria striker is yet to recover from the dislocated shoulder he suffered during the last international break against Sierra Leone Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso claims Victor Osimhen is not smiling after he missed their Europa League trip to AZ Alkmaar. The 21-year-old suffered a dislocated shoulder during Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against Sierra Leone on November 13, after scoring a goal in the 4-4 draw at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium. He has consequently missed Napoli's last three matches across all competitions, which include a 4-0 win over Roma in the Serie A and a 2-0 victory against Rijeka in the Europa League.
Osimhen’s impact and Koulibaly staying make Napoli Serie A dark horses
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Osimhen’s impact and Koulibaly staying make Napoli Serie A dark horses

  The Nigerian’s seismic impact in the Italian top flight, and presence of the Senegal colossus mean Gli Azzurri could gatecrash the title conversation Victor Osimhen’s reaction 10 minutes before eventually scoring Napoli’s fourth in their 4-1 drubbing of Atalanta was striking. The effervescent frontman had just been denied by Marco Sportiello in the 33rd minute at the Stadio San Paolo, yet, his wide smile and double high-five with Dries Mertens reflected his overall mood. For someone who hadn’t been following the game up to that point, you might have thought the Nigerian was on a hat-trick and was amused at being denied his third of the afternoon. Far from it, the 21-year-old wasn’t on the scoresheet at the time, neither had he opened his competitive account for the Partenop...
Chelsea Midfielder Bakayoko Undergoes Napoli Medical Before Loan Move
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Chelsea Midfielder Bakayoko Undergoes Napoli Medical Before Loan Move

Chelsea’s French international midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko arrived in Rome on Sunday for a medical ahead of a loan move to Napoli, according to multiple media reports in Italy. The 26-year-old spent last season on loan at Ligue 1 side Monaco, having played for AC Milan during the 2018-2019 season, then coached by Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso. Bakayoko, who joined Chelsea in 2017 after three seasons with Monaco, will undergo medical tests in the Italian capital before a one-season loan move. Napoli is expected to take on two million euros ($2.3 million) of the player’s annual 3.5 million salary, according to Gazzetta Dello Sport. Bakayoko, who has one cap for France, will join up with his new teammates on Monday morning.
Juventus-Napoli likely to be postponed after coronavirus chaos, admits FIGC chief
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Juventus-Napoli likely to be postponed after coronavirus chaos, admits FIGC chief

Gennaro Gattuso's side have been prevented from travelling to Turin by local authorities after Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas tested positive Juventus’ huge Serie A clash with Napoli on Sunday is increasingly likely to be postponed after the fixture was thrown into chaos by the coronavirus pandemic. Local health authorities have blocked Napoli from travelling to Turin due to a possible Covid-19 outbreak after two players, Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas, tested positive. A member of the team’s staff has also tested positive, as have two staff members at Juventus.
Napoli new boy Osimhen eager to face Juventus star Ronaldo in Serie A
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Napoli new boy Osimhen eager to face Juventus star Ronaldo in Serie A

Gennaro Gattuso's side travel to Turin to face the reigning league champions for their matchday three on October 4 New Napoli signing Victor Osimhen is looking forward to playing against Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo in his maiden Serie A campaign. After a scintillating debut season for Lille, where he scored 13 goals in 27 Ligue games, the Super Eagles striker is ready to have another experience against "one of the greatest players on earth". Osimhen’s Napoli visit Gervinho's Parma for their opening league outing on Sunday but the 21-year-old also has his sights set on the trip to Allianz Stadium on October 4.
Sandro Tonali Asked Gennaro Gattuso For Permission To Wear His Shirt Number At AC Milan
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Sandro Tonali Asked Gennaro Gattuso For Permission To Wear His Shirt Number At AC Milan

A day before joining the ranks at AC Milan, highly-rated midfielder Sandro Tonali asked childhood hero Gennaro Gattuso for permission to wear the iconic number 8 jersey. It was officially confirmed on Wednesday that the 20-year-old had signed from Brescia on an initial season-long loan for a fee of £9 million, with the option to buy him permanently for £14 million next summer. Tonali, who was labeled "one of the most promising young talents in international football" by CEO Ivan Gazidis this week, is often compared to club legend Andrea Pirlo. In fact, Andrea Pirlo believes Sandro Tonali is "the most promising" midfielder in Italy but doesn't feel the 20-year old is the heir to his throne. Milan, meanwhile, have decided to hand the number eight jersey to the youngster - a num...
Gattuso Is A Real Man – Osimhen
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Gattuso Is A Real Man – Osimhen

Victor Osimhen has described Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso a real man and has enjoyed working under the Italian. Gattuso played a key role in Osimhen’s move from Ligue 1 club Lille to Napoli this summer. The 21-year-old has enjoyed a perfect start to life at the club , with six goals and an assist in two pre-season outings for the Blues. Gattuso was noted for his no nonsense style during his playing days, but Osimhen stated that his gaffer is a different personality now. “From the way he talks to you, and by looking him in the eyes, you can see that Gattuso is a real man, he’d never bullshit you,” Osimhen told Gazzetta.it. The 21-year-old will return to action for Napoli in a friendly against Pescara on September 11.
Fans React After Osimhen Dribbles Gattuso In Napoli’s Training (Photos)
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Fans React After Osimhen Dribbles Gattuso In Napoli’s Training (Photos)

Super Eagles of Nigeria and Napoli football club of Italy new boy Victor Osimhen on Tuesday afternoon posted a picture of him dribbling the club head coach Gennaro Gattuso in training as they are planning to start 2020/2021 Italian serie A season. Osimhen who has been superb for the club since joining them from French Ligue 1 giants LOSC Lille last month for £75 million has already scored 6 goals for Napoli in two preseason friendly matches played. The former Wolfsburg football club of Germany striker has been praised by club coach Gennaro Gattuso and the president for his excellent performance for the team on and off pitch since joining them, and he has been superb in training. Osimhen posted on his official Twitter handle that the BOSS and his boy with a picture of him dribbli...
Red-hot Osimhen must keep working hard – Napoli boss Gattuso
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Red-hot Osimhen must keep working hard – Napoli boss Gattuso

The Nigeria international has been in terrific form since his summer move to the Parthenopeans and has been urged not to relent on his efforts Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso has urged Victor Osimhen to continue with his eye-catching performances for the club. The 21-year-old forward has been turning heads for the Parthenopeans since his big-money move from French side Lille in July. The striker bagged an eight-minute hat-trick in their pre-season friendly against L'Aquila and continued his fine start to life at Stadio San Paolo against Teramo.
Gattuso Warns Napoli Fans Over Osimhen Expectation, Says We Have Not Signed Pele
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Gattuso Warns Napoli Fans Over Osimhen Expectation, Says We Have Not Signed Pele

Gennaro Gattuso has warned Napoli fans not to get over-excited after Victor Osimhen’s debut hat-trick on Friday. Osimhen marked his first game for Napoli with a hat-trick inside eight against fourth division club L’Aquila. The game was Napoli’s second pre-season game after they had earlier thrashed Castel di Sangro 10-0. Osimhen was not in action against Castel di Sangro. But Gattuso has warned fans of the club not to put pressure on the €80m signing from Lille. “It’s too easy to get excited now, we’ve got to give him time and let him work, not put pressure on,” the 2006 World Cup winner told Radio Kiss Kiss and Sky Sport Italia. “He is an important player and we paid a lot for him, but there were no doubts he would give us something different that we haven’t had in my ...
Atletico Madrid launching bid for Everton target Allan
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Atletico Madrid launching bid for Everton target Allan

Atletico Madrid are launching a bid for Napoli midfielder Allan. Marca says Atletico Madrid are prepared to fork out 40 million euros to secure the services of Napoli midfielder Allan. The 29-year-old Brazilian, who has been with Napoli since 2015, is also subject to interest from Everton and Paris Saint-Germain. Everton are even understood to have tabled an offer exceeding 40m euros, with current Toffees boss Carlo Ancelotti an admirer having managed Allan during his recent stint in Naples. Allan has seen his pitch time dwindle in Naples of late, with Gennaro Gattuso preferring other options in the middle of the park.
Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, React to Andrea Pirlo’s Appointment as Juventus Manager
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Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, React to Andrea Pirlo’s Appointment as Juventus Manager

Italy legends, Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, have reacted to Andrea Pirlo’s appointment as Juventus manager. DAILY POST reported on Saturday that Juventus appointed Andrea Pirlo as their new manager, just hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri. Pirlo was only named Juventus’ U-23 head coach last month. But the 41-year-old former midfield maestro has now been asked to take over the club’s senior team, even before taking charge of a fixture. Reacting to the development, Del Piero, who played with Pirlo during their time at Juventus, said he never expected him to move into management, while Gattuso, who played with Pirlo during their time at Italy national team, said he is “screwed”. “To be honest, I wouldn’t have bet on him becoming th...
Napoli director Giuntoli insists Fabian Ruiz not for sale
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Napoli director Giuntoli insists Fabian Ruiz not for sale

Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli insists Fabian Ruiz is not for sale. Real Madrid and Barcelona are keen on the Spain midfielder. “Fabian has three years left on his contract and we'll talk about a renewal next year," Giuntoli told Sky Sport Italia. “I think he will remain at Napoli, as he is happy here and gets along very well with Gennaro Gattuso." The 24 year-old has a contract to 2023
‘Gattuso broke my tooth’ – Stephen Appiah calls ex-AC Milan midfielder his toughest opponent
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‘Gattuso broke my tooth’ – Stephen Appiah calls ex-AC Milan midfielder his toughest opponent

The Italian midfielder was renowned for his aggressive behaviour on the pitch Former Juventus midfielder Stephen Appiah has mentioned ex-AC Milan star Gennaro Gattuso as the toughest opponent he has come up against. The 42-year old Italian, now manager of Napoli, was widely known for his aggressive and brash approach to games involving very heavy tackles and scuffles with other players on the pitch. This made him popularly referred to as Ringhio which meant snarl.
Gattuso reveals how Napoli will stop Messi, Barcelona
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Gattuso reveals how Napoli will stop Messi, Barcelona

Napoli Manager, Gennaro Gattuso, has disclosed that his side would approach Lionel Messi-led Barcelona team without fear in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie on Tuesday night. Napoli will take on the La Liga champions at the Stadio Sn Paolo following a 2-1 win over Brescia in their last Serie A encounter. Speaking ahead of the clash, Gattuso said at his pre-match press conference as quoted by the Daily Mail: “We have to play against Barcelona without fear. “Lionel Messi is unbelievable because he can do things that you only see on Playstation. “We have to try and stop Messi. “We have to be ready to suffer because they would not let us touch the ball. “Barcelona can damage their opponent mentally,” he said. Barcelona head...
Messi does stuff you only see on a PlayStation – Napoli boss Gattuso
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Messi does stuff you only see on a PlayStation – Napoli boss Gattuso

The Serie A giants are being charged with the task of trying to contain the Argentine in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 showdown. Lionel Messi cannot be stopped, admits Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso, with the Barcelona superstar capable of doing things that “you only see on a PlayStation”. While talking up the obvious qualities of the Argentine forward, Gattuso is being charged with the task of trying to contain them. La Liga giants Barca are due in Naples on Tuesday for the first leg of an eagerly-anticipated Champions League last-16 encounter. Messi will be expected to lead the charge for the visitors in surroundings once graced by his fellow countryman Diego Maradona. Napoli need no reminding of what they are up against, with the toughest of challenges fa...
Gattuso Slams Napoli Players After 2-0 Home Defeat to Fiorentina
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Gattuso Slams Napoli Players After 2-0 Home Defeat to Fiorentina

Napoli manager, Gennaro Gattuso has criticised his players for their ‘embarrassing’ performance against Fiorentina in the Serie A on Saturday. Gattuso said his players were unwatchable and soulless during the encounter against the visitors as they lost 2-0 at home. Two goals from Federico Chiesa and Dusan Vlahovic gave Fiorentina all three points against Gattuso’s men at the San Paolo Stadium. “We must apologise to the fans and the city, it was an embarrassing performance, today we were unwatchable,” Gattuso said at his post-match as quoted by NDTV Sports. “We have hit rock bottom and we need to understand what we are going towards, we are a soulless team.” Gattuso has now lost four out of five matches since he replaced Carlo Ancelotti last December a...
Napoli Appoint Gennaro Gattuso As New Head Coach After Sacking Carlo Ancelotti
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Napoli Appoint Gennaro Gattuso As New Head Coach After Sacking Carlo Ancelotti

Napoli have appointed Gennaro Gattuso as the Italian club's new head coach following the dismissal of Carlo Ancelotti on Tuesday. Ancelotti was sacked just hours after taking Napoli into the Champions League last 16 with a 4-0 win over Genk. Gattuso, 41, previously managed AC Milan but left the Serie A club at the end of last season. "We need to work hard, win back points and come through this tricky period," said Gattuso. "The aim is to recoup points and get back into the Champions League positions." Napoli are seventh in Serie A, eight points off the top four. Gattuso played under Ancelotti at AC Milan and said: "He is like a father to me. He's always been close to me and supported me. He's won it all and I still have a lot to prove."
Bayern Munich 1-0 AC Milan: Goretzka scores winner in Giampaolo’s bow
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Bayern Munich 1-0 AC Milan: Goretzka scores winner in Giampaolo’s bow

Marco Giampaolo oversaw defeat in Milan's pre-season opener as Leon Goretzka's 48th-minute goal guided Bayern Munich to victory on Tuesday. Leon Goretzka scored the only goal of the match as Marco Giampaolo's first game in charge of AC Milan resulted in a 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich at the International Champions Cup. Giampaolo arrived from Serie A rivals Sampdoria after Gennaro Gattuso stepped down as head coach of Milan at the end of the 2018-19 season. And Giampaolo oversaw defeat in Milan's pre-season opener as Goretzka's well-taken 48th-minute goal guided Bayern to their second ICC victory.
Gattuso Resigns as AC Milan Manager
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Gattuso Resigns as AC Milan Manager

Gennaro Gattuso has esigned as AC Milan manager. The 41-year-old Italian announced his exit in an interview with La Repubblica on Tuesday. Gattuso took the decision after missing out on Champions League qualification by a single point on Sunday. “Deciding to leave Milan’s bench is not easy. But it’s a decision I had to make,” Gattuso told La Repubblica. “There was not a precise moment in which I made it, it was the sum of these 18 months as coach of a team that for me will never be like the others. Months that I lived with great passion, unforgettable months. “Mine is a painful but thoughtful choice. Am I giving up a two-year contract? Yes, because my story with Milan can never be a question of money.”
Arsene Wenger To Replace Gennaro Gattuso As AC Milan Coach
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Arsene Wenger To Replace Gennaro Gattuso As AC Milan Coach

Arsene Wenger is reportedly set to be appointed as AC Milan manager, his first role since departing Arsenal at the end of last season. According to France Football (h/t ESPN FC's Jonathan Johnson), the Frenchman, who spent over two decades in charge of the Gunners, will replace Gennaro Gattuso at the San Siro. Gattuso has been in charge of the Rossoneri for just under a year. He oversaw a sixth-place finish in Serie A last term, and after 11 matches of 2018-19, Milan sit fourth. Milan's recent form has been good, with three victories in a row propelling them into the UEFA Champions League qualification spots. See tweet below..
Coach Gattuso Slapped AC Milan Defender For Holding A Barcelona Shirt
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Coach Gattuso Slapped AC Milan Defender For Holding A Barcelona Shirt

AC Milan coach, Gennaro Gattuso, who is well known as someone who isn't afraid to make his feelings known, has been captured on camera slapping 17-year-old defender, Gabriele Bellodi around the head after he proudly held a Barcelona shirt in the air. According to a report by Sportsbible, the incident happened following AC Milan's 1-0 victory over the Catalan giants, FC Barcelona earlier this month. Valente Silva scored in injury time winner in the International Champions Cup tournament and after the full-time whistle, Bellodi clearly wanted to remember the result by picking up a Barca shirt. 40-year-old Gattuso, on the other hand, wasn't exactly delighted by the youngsters actions, using the classic Italian hand gesture to showcase his feelings. https://www.youtube.com/watc...
Gennaro Gattuso: AC Milan’s Champions League Hopes Slim
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Gennaro Gattuso: AC Milan’s Champions League Hopes Slim

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso said he felt hurt after his side were held to a 1-1 draw by Sassuolo on Sunday evening. With Inter Milan losing 1-0 at Torino earlier in the day, the Rossoneri had an opportunity to reduce the gap to their city rivals to five points and boost their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season. Instead, a late equaliser from Nikola Kalinic salvaged just a point, leaving them sixth and still seven adrift of the Nerazzurri and eight behind Lazio and Roma, who occupy the final two Champions League qualifying berths. “We had a big chance and this is what hurts,” Gattuso told Sky Sport Italia. “We could have moved five points behind Inter and six behind Champions League qualification and that would have been much nicer.” The Milan coach, who...
Out-Of-Form Leonardo Bonucci Gets Gattuso Vote Of Confidence
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Out-Of-Form Leonardo Bonucci Gets Gattuso Vote Of Confidence

AC Milan’s under-fire captain Leonardo Bonucci on Tuesday received the backing of new coach Gennaro Gattuso. Bonucci arrived at the San Siro during the summer in a surprise 40-million-euro transfer after helping Juventus win six consecutive titles. The 30-year-old immediately stepped into the role of captain as the Chinese-owned club push for a Champions League return, but Bonucci has had a poor season and Milan sit outside the European places in seventh. That form cost the job of coach Vincenzo Montella. “The Milan captain is Leonardo Bonucci and will remain Bonucci,” Gattuso said at his first press conference since taking over. Despite Milan’s stuttering form, Gattuso believes the Italy defender can build the team spirit to turn around their fortunes. “I spoke with a de...
AC Milan Sack Vincenzo Montella, Places Gennaro Gattuso In Charge
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AC Milan Sack Vincenzo Montella, Places Gennaro Gattuso In Charge

AC Milan have sacked Vincenzo Montella as manager and placed Gennaro Gattuso in charge of the first team. The club are seventh in Serie A on 20 points, 18 behind leaders Napoli, after a run of only two league victories in their past nine games. They drew 0-0 with Torino at home on Sunday and have lost six of their 14 top-flight matches this season. Gattuso, a former AC Milan midfielder, steps up from managing the club's youth side. The 39-year-old Italian played for Milan between 1999 and 2013, winning the Serie A title and the Champions League twice. AC Milan, who have won the Italian title 18 times and are seven-time European champions, have not finished in the top three in Serie A since 2013. They have spent £205m on new signings since Chinese businessman Li Yonghong took ...

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