Capello concern around Conte at Napoli and Motta with Juventus

Fabio Capello has expressed concerns about the potential difficulties that may arise between Antonio Conte and Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis at Napoli, while also highlighting the pressure on Thiago Motta at Juventus.

Speaking at the Festival della Serie A in Parma, Capello shared his insights on the upcoming season in Serie A, emphasizing the significant changes in management happening across the league.

“We will see something different and the capabilities of these emerging coaches,” Capello remarked.

The spotlight seems to be on Napoli, as they welcome Conte to the helm at the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, following a series of managerial changes post-Scudetto.

In the case of Juventus, the reins are set to be handed over to former Bologna boss Thiago Motta after Max Allegri’s three-year tenure.

“Motta has the task of leading Juve back to winning ways. This is a club where participation alone is not sufficient. The same standard applies to Milan and Real Madrid, where winning is the expectation, not just an accomplishment,” noted Capello.

Regarding Conte’s role at Napoli, Capello emphasized the need for the coach to motivate the players and instill a winning mentality.

“Conte needs to awaken the players who have been complacent. He will bring the aggression and hunger for success that Napoli requires to return to the top,” Capello stated.

However, Capello also highlighted a potential challenge, stating, “Conte could face difficulties co-existing with De Laurentiis, and this is a crucial issue that needs to be addressed.”

The transfer strategy of both clubs will also play a significant role in their success, especially for Napoli, who failed to secure European qualification and are facing challenges in offloading Victor Osimhen.

Capello also discussed Luciano Spalletti’s role with Italy, as he prepares to lead the national team into the EURO 2024 campaign following Roberto Mancini’s departure.

“Spalletti faces a tough test, as he had limited time to implement his ideas after guiding us to the Euros. However, he is the right person to guide Italy back to the World Cup, as missing out on two consecutive tournaments would be detrimental,” Capello concluded.