International Soccer - Italy
                      === Mazzarri leaves Napoli post ===
 Naples,  Italy  (Sports Network) - Walter  Mazzarri stepped down as manager of
 Napoli  after his team  ended its season with a 2-1 defeat against Roma on the
 final day of the Serie A campaign on Sunday.
 Mazzarri  has  spent the  past four  seasons in charge  of Napoli, including a
 second-place finish this term, nine points adrift of champions Juventus.
 "At  this point I think it is only right to either change scenery or have some
 time  off," Mazzarri said.  "If offers come in then I will evaluate them. If I
 have  the right adrenaline and motivation then I'll do it, otherwise I'll stay
 at home.
 "I  had already made the decision some time ago ... which is why I turned down
 a contract extension."
 Under  Mazzarri,  Napoli has qualified for  the Champions League in two of the
 past three seasons.
 05/20 11:41:08 ET

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