New Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri receives support from club chief
New Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri receives support from club chief

 Italian football club Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has backed new coach Maurizio Sarri to build on the work done by Rafael Benitez last season.

Maurizio Sarri on cusp of replacing Rafael Benitez at Napoli

Former Empoli handler Maurizio Sarri will officially become Napoli`s coach after agreeing terms with the Serie A club`s president Aurelio De Laurentiis to replace Spaniard Rafael Benitez, reports said Monday.

Premier League duo eye Napoli star Gonzalo Higuain, claim sources
Premier League duo eye Napoli star Gonzalo Higuain, claim sources

Napoli star Gonzalo Higuain has been linked with a move to Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United in the summer. The former Real Madrid forward could come at a high price tag of GBP 40m and both Arsenal and United identify him as a good choice to lead the attack.

Jurgen Klopp to take a break from coaching
Jurgen Klopp to take a break from coaching

Fresh from his final match as Borussia Dortmund coach, Jurgen Klopp confirmed Monday he will take an undetermined break from coaching, despite being linked to Real Madrid, Napoli and Liverpool.

Lazio stun Napoli to clinch Champions League berth
Lazio stun Napoli to clinch Champions League berth

Late goals by Ogenyi Onazi and Miroslav Klose rubber-stamped Lazio`s third-place finish in Serie A on Sunday after a thrilling 4-2 win at Napoli that secured a place in next season`s Champions League playoffs.

Napoli host Lazio in Champions League decider
Napoli host Lazio in Champions League decider

Napoli`s bid to snatch Serie A`s last Champions League place from Lazio and the battle for the remaining Europa League places top the agenda as Italy`s top flight draws to a close this weekend.

Rafa Benitez to leave Napoli: Reports
Rafa Benitez to leave Napoli: Reports

Former Valencia, Liverpool, Inter and Chelsea manager Rafa Benitez will be leaving Serie A side Napoli next week, claimed reports on Thursday.

Napoli ban questions about Rafa Benitez's future
Napoli ban questions about Rafa Benitez's future

Napoli will not allow questions about coach Rafa Benitez`s future at a news conference on Thursday amid widespread expectations the Spaniard is poised to replace the sacked Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid.

Napoli to hold news conference amid Rafa Benitez speculation
Napoli to hold news conference amid Rafa Benitez speculation

Napoli coach Rafael Benitez will hold a news conference on Thursday amid speculation that the Spaniard is set to take over at Real Madrid, the Italian club announced on Tuesday. 

Dnipro Europa League campaign cheers war-torn Ukraine
Dnipro Europa League campaign cheers war-torn Ukraine

Just several hundred kilometres from their home stadium a brutal conflict has claimed thousands of lives, but now Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk have given war-wracked Ukraine a rare reason to cheer by reaching the Europa League final. 

Napoli face Champions League acid test at Juve
Napoli face Champions League acid test at Juve

Napoli face a crucial weekend in their fight for a Champions League place with Rafael Benitez`s men away to treble-chasing Juventus and rivals Lazio hosting Roma in the city derby.

Dries Mertens double keeps Napoli in Champions League contention
Dries Mertens double keeps Napoli in Champions League contention

Dries Mertens scored twice to help Napoli stagger to a 3-2 win over relegated Cesena on Monday which kept them in contention for a place in the Champions League next season. 

Fiorentina, Napoli fail to follow Juve's steps in Europe
Fiorentina, Napoli fail to follow Juve's steps in Europe

The UEFA Europa League provided a great chance for Italian football to make it to the final but the nation's barren trophy run in this competition continued. Italian duo of Napoli and Fiorentina bowed out rather sheepishly in their respective semi-final clashes.

Serie A: Lazio, Roma continue Serie A duel for Europe
Serie A: Lazio, Roma continue Serie A duel for Europe

The Champions League exploits of Juventus are dominating Italian headlines but an ongoing duel between Roma and Lazio for the league`s second automatic spot in next season`s competition lights up Serie A this weekend.

Holders Sevilla, unheralded Dnipro, into Europa League final
Holders Sevilla, unheralded Dnipro, into Europa League final

Holders Sevilla swept into a second consecutive Europa League final when a 2-0 victory at Fiorentina on Thursday secured a crushing 5-0 aggregate success for the La Liga club in their semi-final tie.

Serie A: Old boy Hernanes returns to haunt Lazio
Serie A: Old boy Hernanes returns to haunt Lazio

A brace from former Lazio star Hernanes saw Inter Milan beat his old side 2-1 in an incident-packed Serie A clash Sunday which saw the hosts have two players sent off and Inter miss a penalty.

Europa League: Dnipro snatch draw at Napoli with Higuain frustrated
Europa League: Dnipro snatch draw at Napoli with Higuain frustrated

Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk substitute Yevhen Seleznyov snatched a late equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw at Napoli who spurned several chances in the Europa League semi-final, first leg on Thursday.

Career will benefit from turbulent season, says Filippo​ Inzaghi
Career will benefit from turbulent season, says Filippo​ Inzaghi

 AC Milan`s Filippo Inzaghi believes his career will benefit in the long term from his turbulent first season as a Serie A coach.

Three own goals as Napoli slump to 4-2 defeat at Empoli
Three own goals as Napoli slump to 4-2 defeat at Empoli

Three own goals were scored as Napoli`s spectacularly inconsistent season continued with a 4-2 defeat at Empoli on Thursday, leaving them five points adrift of a Champions League qualifying place. 

Barcelona face Guardiola re-union; Sevilla face Fiorentina in Europa League
Barcelona face Guardiola re-union; Sevilla face Fiorentina in Europa League

The Champions League and Europa league draw were made on Friday in Nyon, Switzerland.