Sunday August 2 2020
Zenga: 'Impossible Cagliari task'

Walter Zenga reveals he was told just before the 3-0 defeat to Milan that Cagliari were firing him. ‘I couldn’t have done more and signed a contract with an impossible clause.’

In the pre-match interview at San Siro, Cagliari President Tommaso Giulini spoke to Sky Sport Italia, confirming negotiations with “our first choice” Eusebio Di Francesco.

“I learned this afternoon that I would not be keeping the job,” added Zenga in his press conference and on Sky.

“I think that I brought passion and professionalism. It is the right of any President to choose who he wants to be the coach, and if he made this decision on me, he will have had his reasons.

“I know that I couldn’t have done any more. Perhaps I made a mistake in taking the job in the first place, a contract until June with an impossible clause. The clause was that I had to get seventh place or it would not be renewed.

“I realised even at the time it was ill-judged, but you get swept up in the challenge and it’s still an experience I have learned from.”

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