The Parma squad have written an open letter to President Tommaso Ghirardi urging him to stay.
Following the Crociati’s expulsion from the Europa League for an unpaid tax bill, the club’s chief revealed on Friday that he would be putting the team up for sale.
But the players have had their say – asking the President to remain in charge.
“This is your team speaking. These are sad days for all of us, for the whole city. They took away a dream. A dream that we built day after day, with sweat and sacrifice.
“We understand the bitterness, the delusion, the sorrow after being betrayed by the institutions…
“But as men of the pitch, not of the court, we can only start over in one way - transform this injustice into anger and this anger in new energy.
“We are ready to start over the race for a goal which we deserved on the pitch this year, and which is the outcome of a project of which you are the architect. But to do so we need you, your passion, your honesty!
“DON’T GIVE UP PRESIDENT!!!