By 90Min
October 09, 2017

Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has insisted that he isn't thinking of leaving the Naples side.

Sarri would be free to leave if another club agrees to meet the €8m release clause in his contract. But for now, the coach is happy to remain with the club.


Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport (H/T Football Italia), the 58-year-old confirmed the release clause. He also revealed his appreciation for club president Aurelio De Laurentiis, whose faith he is hoping to repay.

“On a contractual level, there’s a clause which allows the club and myself to have different solutions,” Sarri said.

“It’s the last thing on my mind right now though. I feel very close to this city and this group, although I know that at a certain point things finish in a natural way.

“I have a lot to say to the President [Aurelio De Laurentiis]. He was the only one to have the attributes to sign me up, and that’s important to me. I hope I’m paying him back.

“There are a lot of evaluations to be made when it comes to the clause. It’s bilateral, it’s not just my side.”

There are several clubs interested in Sarri's services. Last month, The Sun reported that Premier League side West Ham were considering a move for the manager, with Slaven Bilic's days believed to be numbered.

Bilic, though, was able to emerge unscathed after having showdown talks with the club. But come next summer, there could be a vacant post at the London Stadium, and the Hammers could make their move.

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