SERIE A

Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano will have to adapt to Luciano Spalletti’s style

Napoli have appointed Luciano Spalletti as Gennaro Gattuso’s successor after failing to qualify for next year’s Champions League.

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Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano will have to adapt to Luciano Spalletti’s style

Gennaro Gattuso failed to qualify for next year’s Champions League with Napoli after finishing fifth in Serie A last season. The bosses were not pleased with the work he did during his sophomore year and decided to part ways with him a few days ago.

Luciano Spalletti the chosen one

On Saturday, it was announced that former Roma and Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti will take on the managerial job ahead of the 2021/22 Serie A season. "Welcome, Luciano - we'll do great work together," said Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis.

Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano will now have to adapt to Luciano Spalletti’s style, but it shouldn’t be too hard for the Mexican international, who is fully adapted to the Serie A. The 25-year-old scored 11 goals, gave four assists in 32 league appearances last season.

Spalletti likes to use a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1 formation and this could benefit ‘Chucky’ Lozano who likes to play as an offensive winger. The Mexican international will enter his third year at Napoli and he hopes to earn a starting role under the new manager.