While the focus of the footballing world is elsewhere today, what with the Champions League final just finished and the Women's World Cup about to kick off, Napoli are quietly busy, with Maurizio Sarri reportedly putting pen to paper on a contract to manage Napoli.
We're still awaiting an official announcement from the club, who likely elected to put it off until Sunday or Monday, when bigger events wouldn't swamp the news.
Sarri's deal is reportedly for one year and €1.5 million -- a small amount for managers of bigger clubs, but a huge boost from what he made at Empoli -- with an club-held option for a second year. That Sarri's deal is only for one season is telling of several things, not least of which that Napoli likely aren't entirely certain about him as a long-term option. We'll go more in depth about that at a later date.
For now, Sarri is apparently already hard at work planning out his first summer as the manager of a big club, not bothering to wait until after his introductory press conference to get started. He apparently had lunch with Aurelio De Laurentiis on Saturday to talk about his coaching staff and transfer targets, so hopefully things will be quickly put in to motion on both fronts. This is a big summer for Napoli, and they can't afford to screw any of it up.