The Council of the Serie A League which was held today in Milan had been announced as the showdown between CEO De Siervo and the president of the Lega Casini but the “misunderstandings” would have been ironed out.
Lorenzo Casini and Luigi DeSiervo.
There has been no revolution at the top of the Serie A League but the climate that was breathed before Advise it was truly a showdown. There was a clarification, even a very harsh one, in the meeting that took place today in Milan and which was announced as a real duel between the CEO of Serie A, Luigi De Siervo, and the president of the League, Lorenzo Casini.
There had been friction between the two managers but after today’s Council the positions would have reconciled and the situation would have resolved. At least for now.
The number one in via Rosellini, according to what was reported in the past few hours, had reported the CEO to the supervisory body two weeks ago for an interview given to the newspaper The Republic with declarations on TV rights e piracy and other more unfortunate jokes about penalty at the Juventus from ‘reconsider’. De Siervo’s reply was not long in coming: “He’s overshot, it’s a shot below the belt“, this is the quotation mark with microphones off always reported by the GEDI group newspaper.
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Everything seemed ready for the clash but a clarification would arrive between the two which led to the resolution of the misunderstanding with ‘intelligence’ and without jolts. A leading role would have been played by the patron of Lazio Claudio Lotito, who would have somehow pushed for clarification and diplomacy.
This is an important peace, with the drafting of the tender for the sale of the TV rights of the top league in the pipeline: it is a theme deeply felt by all the directors, who have worked to mend the rift between the two top exponents of the Serie A League They were present at the meeting Scaroni (Milan), Percassi (Atalanta), Corsi (Empoli), Setti (Verona)the independent adviser Gaetano Balandini and federal councilors Claudio Lotito and Beppe Marotta.
All the directors worked to ensure that the matter was resolved without jolts because if the positions on some issues, above all on the opening or not to private equity funds rather than a long-term loan; are still very distant at the moment it was important to avoid bringing out situations of tension outside. In short, there was a message of unity to be sent outside the council.
This operation, however, was only half successful given the climate that reigned until a few hours ago.
In today’s meeting, the possible structural reforms of Italian football were also mentioned: at the moment there are only ideas but we would like to try to follow the model of the Premier League and we would have mentioned the Coppa Italia trying to resume what happens in the FA Cup, or with the presence also to the Serie C clubs.
At the moment these are only proposals that will be officially discussed in the League Assembly on Monday.