Saturday March 8 2014
Spinelli: 'I'll sell Livorno'

Livorno President Aldo Spinelli confessed he’s considering retirement, but wants to “leave the club in Serie A.”

The patron spoke to La Repubblica newspaper ahead of Sunday’s game against Sampdoria at Marassi, a stadium he knows well after 12 years in charge of Genoa.

“Seeing the Curva Nord of Marassi again will be a wonderful feeling. I left my heart there,” said Spinelli.

“So many memories, from the Serie A seasons to the UEFA Cup campaign. Nobody in Italy has a crowd like Genoa.”

Spinelli is now 74 and was at the helm of Genoa from 1985 to 1997, then took over Livorno in 1999 when they were in Serie C1.

“My future? I’ve decided to take a break from football, as I’ve had Livorno for 15 years. I hope to leave the club in Serie A, but I want to make sure I leave them in good hands, with someone who will take it seriously.”