Porto manager Sérgio Conceição is set to take over at Napoli, according to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport.

Napoli failed to make it into the Champions League places in Serie A on the final day of the season last night.

They drew 1-1 at home to Verona which meant they came fifth, and manager Gennaro Gattuso will pay with his job.

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Conceição played in Italy with Lazio, Parma and Inter, but the move will be his first managerial experience in Serie A.

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Fabrizio Romano tweeted in the aftermath of the news of Nuno Espirito Santo’s departure breaking on Friday that Conceição was among the three leading contenders for the job.

He did say that Conceição wasn’t the favourite for the job, and now it seems certain he won’t be heading for Molineux.

 

Bruno Lage was in the driving seat as of Friday, and his chances will only be bolstered by one of the leading contenders taking a job elsewhere.

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Nuno has built strong foundations for the new manager but a big summer lies ahead.

The managerial appointment is crucial if the momentum generated by Bruno is to be maintained.

That will feed into the transfer business, in terms of the profile of players the club wants and the style of play they’ll be operating in.

But that man won’t be Conceição as he embarks on life with a Europa League club.

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