Napoli of Cameroon international Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa have named his former coach, Rudi Garcia as their new trainer after agreeing a three-year deal with the French tactician.
Garcia was unveiled this Thursday, June 15 as replacement for Luciano Sphaletti. The latter left the club at the end of the 2022/23 season, days after helping them to a first Serie A title in 33 years.
Experienced Garcia gets a chance to return to management barely months after departing Saudi Arabia side Al Nasr. He will reunite with Zambo Anguissa which he worked with at Olympique Marseille.
Garcia returns to Serie A where he worked at Napoli’s rival AS Roma for over three seasons between 2013-2016.
The 59-year-old former Lille, Marseille, Saint Etienne and Dijon manager will lead Anguissa’s Napoli in the UEFA Champions League next season, hoping to better their quarter-final run and defend their Serie A title.
Garcia have a great history working with Cameroonian footballers. He guided Aurelien Chedjou’s Lille to French Ligue 1 triumph in 2013 and most-recently managed Vincent Aboubakar at Al Nasr.
Garcia, who began his career at AS Corbeil-Essonnes in 1994 brings a huge experience in the Napolitans dressing room.
Zambo was key to Napoli’s success last season under Sphaletti. If he keeps his input at the same level or more, he will be at the center of the Garcia puzzle.
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