Tuesday November 26 2019
Cellino: 'Wouldn't have hired Corini'

Brescia owner Massimo Cellino claims he wouldn’t have appointed Eugenio Corini if he knew he was a local. “I was convinced he was from Verona.”

Corini was fired after a 2-1 defeat to Verona earlier in November, and Cellino confessed to some strange reasons for parting with the coach.

“I was convinced Corini was from Verona,” he told Teletutto. “If I had known he was from Brescia, I wouldn’t have taken him on.

“It’s very difficult to coach in your own city. For example, I spoke to [Roberto] De Zerbi some time ago and we discussed how difficult it would have been to work together in Brescia.

“I should have evaluated how much enthusiasm and fear Corini carried with him this summer.

“I thought I could accompany him on a path of growth, but I made a mistake by overestimating his abilities in the transfer market.”

Fabio Grosso replaced the ex-Palermo midfielder at the helm, but Brescia are still bottom in Serie A with just seven points after 12 games.

“Grosso is someone who won as a player. He has potential and is still developing as a coach. He’s a lot like our team.

“I’m an entrepreneur, I don’t lie to people. I am proud to be in Brescia and I will not hide. I’m trying to organise this club and make the city proud of us.”

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