The agent of former Marseille manager Igor Tudor has revealed that the Croatian did not want to accept a seven-month deal from Napoli and that is why the move fell thorugh.
The Partenopei, a couple of days ago, seemed to be close to hiring Tudor to replace Rudi Garcia. But hours later, the pendullum swung and Napoli ended up approaching Walter Mazzarri on a seven-month-long deal and the Italian was quick to accept the offer.
It was reported that Tudor didn’t accept the short term deal and recently, his agent Anthony Seric spoke to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via CM) confirmed that talk, revealing that Tudor never wanted to be a ‘ferryman’.
He said: “Igor was not willing to act as a ferryman. He wants a context in which he can complete a cycle, where there is a project in which he can be involved on a longer term.”
He further stated: “He would never have accepted 7 months. Napoli told us their needs and we told us ours. Once clarified, they would have let us know whether to choose Tudor for at least a year and a half.”
The public opinion in recent days has been rather negative about Mazzarri’s appointment, considering how his career has turned out to be since his previous stint at Napoli. Tudor’s career has been on the rise, as he impressed at both Verona and Marseille.
Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN