Massimo Ficcadenti has explained why he will no longer be the Cesena Coach next season. “It was the most rational decision.”
The tactician took them to safety with a week to spare, but announced Sunday will be his final game in charge.
“Last night President Igor Campedelli and I shared the emotions of a difficult year that saw Cesena deservedly secure safety,” said Ficcadenti.
“Together we made the right and most rational decision for everyone involved. We decided to part ways without even discussing a new contract.
“The club did not dump me, nor did I walk away from them, as I think it was a difficult decision, but the most rational.
“It is right for me to look for a new challenge, while Cesena should be given all the time needed to create a new situation.”
Ficcadenti did have some words of criticism for the local media, though.
“In the past there have been some unjustified personal attacks from a few journalists and fans. I was not so much irritated by the protests against our sporting performance, but more that these insults turned so personal.”
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