Friday June 20 2014
‘Cagliari will be very different’

Francesco Marroccu is back at Cagliari as sporting director and says things will be ‘very different’ under Tommaso Giulini.

Marroccu returns to the role he previously served at the club under outgoing President and owner Massimo Cellino and had originally left last summer.

After a six month spell at Portuguese side Beira Mar was confirmed as having ended by them earlier today, the director was present at Giulini’s presentation as Cagliari’s new owner.

“First, a thought to the previous management, a salute to those who have been at the helm of Cagliari for 23 years,” Marroccu stated to reporters.

“Cagliari will change a lot from Cellino to Giulini. I believe that it will be a very different management and mentality.”

Marroccu arrives alongside Zdenek Zeman as Coach.

“The idea of Zeman was the club’s and the actual negotiations only began a week ago.

“With the Coach we have not discussed names, he has explained his football and in the coming days we will evaluate the squad.

“Why Zeman? Because he is a revolutionary Coach, he is a signal that we want to give everyone.

“My experience in Portugal has been very useful. I believe I return enriched, knowledgeable and with contacts.”