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Ancelotti in Crosshairs at Napoli After Bizarre Club Revolt Over Training Camp


NAPLES, Italy (AP) – Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti is at risk of losing his job after his players deserted a club-ordered emergency training camp.

Napoli says it will defend its ''economic, patrimonial, image and disciplinary rights'' after the players refused to stay at the club's training center following a 1-1 draw with Salzburg in the Champions League.

The club added that organizing the training camp was Ancelotti's ''responsibility.''

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Ancelotti left the San Paolo Stadium without speaking to media after Tuesday's game and did not attend the obligatory news conference following the team's fourth straight match without a win in all competitions.

Considered a title contender at the start of the season, Napoli has sunk to seventh in Serie A. The draw with Salzburg meant Napoli missed a chance to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Ancelotti is in his second season at Napoli.