Mazzarri going nowhere, says De Laurentiis

Updated: 11 May 2011 10:30 IST

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis moved on Tuesday to calm speculation surrounding his coach Walter Mazzarri's future.

Mazzarri going nowhere, says De Laurentiis

Rome:

Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis moved on Tuesday to calm speculation surrounding his coach Walter Mazzarri's future.

Mazzarri claimed last week that he wasn't sure he would stay at Napoli next season, despite leading them to their best campaign since the days of Diego Maradona.

But De Laurentiis claims the highly sought after coach will still be at the club next season.

"Walter Mazzarri has another two years on his contract. That's our current project and we're going to continue like that," he said.

"If Mazzarri has changed his mind then he has to tell me. We're men, not corporals."

"He knew perfectly well from the moment he arrived that his would be a five-year deal."

Mazzarri is in his second year at the club. He guided them into the Europa League after taking over seven games into last season with the team languishing in the bottom half.

And this season they need just one more point from their last two games to ensure they go straight into next season's Champions League group stages.

On Monday, controversial Palermo coach Maurizio Zamparini suggested Marrazzi's grumblings were merely a tactic to get an improved contract.

Meanwhile, Napoli striker Edinson Cavani has been handed a three-match ban following his dismissal against Lecce on Sunday for two yellow cards, meaning he will not play again this season.

Topics : Football Manchester United
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