5/23/2018 5:15:43 PM (GMT+3)

Ancelotti likely to replace Sarri as Napoli coach

Ancelotti likely to replace Sarri as Napoli coach

MILAN, Italy: Former PSG and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has reached an agreement to join Napoli ending Maurizio Sarri's three-year reign at the Serie A club, according to media reports on Wednesday.

The Italian -- who was sacked by Bayern Munich last September -- hammered out a deal after a series of meetings with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis in Rome.

The pair talked late into Tuesday night and then had a three-hour meeting on Wednesday morning.

The 58-year-old is said to have agreed a two-year contract with an option for a third with the Serie A runners-up.

However, the official announcement may not be made until June 1 as details have to be sorted out concerning Sarri's position, Gazzetta Dello Sport reported.