Former Ghanaian international has paid tribute to current Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti as the man who shaped his career.
The pair spent four successful years together at Udinese before Spalletti left for Roma in 2005 and Muntari has praised the Italian for the impact he had on his career.
“He had confidence in me, he told me to go the field and play like Giampiero Pinzi who was not ready to sign a new deal. He put me on Pinzi’s role.” Muntari told ace journalist Dan Kwaku Yeboah on youtube.
“He told me to be very aggressive in midfield and I did just that. My first Serie A game was against AC Milan.”
Muntari made 125 appearance for Udinese scoring eight goals before moving to Portsmouth in 2007.