Tuesday September 24 2013
Brescia Coach Giampaolo found

AWOL Brescia Coach Marco Giampaolo has contacted his family to say he’s alright after disappearing for three days.

The tactician had not turned up to training on Sunday, Monday or this morning, despite the fact Brescia play a Serie B game this evening.

“He told me not to worry, that everything was fine and he’s at his home by the sea in Giulianova,” his brother Federico Giampaolo told ANSA news agency.

“All I know about the situation is that Brescia turned down his resignation. He had his phone turned off and I couldn’t get hold of him.”

The disappearance occurred after a meeting with angry Brescia fans, who demanded an encounter with President Gino Corioni and the captain following a 2-1 home defeat to Crotone.

“What’s happening is illogical. We are just at the start of the season and I doubt results are to blame,” added Federico Giampaolo, who is a Coach at the Pescara youth academy.

Giampaolo’s assistants will take charge of the team for tonight’s game.