The Italian coach will leave the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona after two years.
failed to secure a Champions League spot for the next season as they were held to a 1-1 draw in their match againstHellas Verona
on Sunday.Amir Rrahmani
scored the opening goal for
’s team just before the hour mark, but Verona got their equalizer with
’s strike nine minutes later. A victory would have been enough for Napoli to secure their top-four finish. However, Napoli stood fifth in Serie A’s final standings as they were leapfrogged byJuventus
on the league’s final day. Napoli’s owner
Aurelio De Laurentiis
announced Gattuso’s departure from the club on Sunday night.
“Dear Rino, I am happy to have spent almost two seasons with you,"
De Laurentiis wrote onTwitter
"Thank you for your work and I wish you success wherever you go. A hug also to your wife and children."
posted an image of Gattuso with the caption:
"Thank you, boss!"
as Napoli’s coach in December 2020. The formerAC Milan
player delivered the club’s first piece of silverware in six seasons when he won the Coppa Italia seven months later. Gattuso’s team finished the 2019-20 campaign in seventh place on the league table. Despite collecting 15 more points this season, the Italian coach was sacked due to his failure in securing a top-four finish.