Thursday June 12 2014
Ferrero outlines Samp plans

New Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has promised fans marvellous victories and spectacular football following his takeover of the club.

The film-producer has bought the Luigi Ferraris side from pervious President Edoardo Garrone and, at a Press conference to announce the handover of control, the Blucerchiati fan paid tribute to his predecessor.

“I’m very honoured to be wearing this shirt,” Ferrero, sporting a Samp jersey, told reporters.

“All I can say is thank you to Edoardo Garrone and his family, who have always had Sampdoria in their interests.

“I’ve produced 60 films and filmed 150. I’ve acquired Sampdoria because after Sampdoria there is nothing. I’ve won every prize in cinema there is to be won.

“I’m a Sampdoria fan and it’s been two-and-a-half years that I’ve followed this dream. Garrone is very nice, a person of great humanity and at our first meeting he was very excited.

“Garrone is more important than Obama, he had a protocol to fulfil and it was fulfilled!

“Replicating Mantovani and Garrone is impossible, they are irreplaceable. They are people who have made Italy. I will be happy if I manage to continue the journey.”

The new President then discussed what he hopes to bring to the club and spoke glowingly about Samp Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic.

“I can guarantee Sampdoria some marvellous victories and all I want to do is win.

“I still need to meet all the staff. Mihajlovic is the best Coach, the number one, I am one of his fans. I have two models - Garrone and Mihajlovic.

“On the transfer market, I hope the fans are not expecting a bang but they can expect a surprise.

“I want to bring spectacular football and I will look to focus on two things – the business and the spectacle, because the two things must be parallel.”

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