Sotiris Ninis has suggested that Parma need a new Coach if they are to their maintain their Serie A status this season, in an attack aimed at Roberto Donadoni.
The Greek international forward was brought to the Stadio Tardini as a replacement for the Juventus-bound Sebastian Giovinco two years ago, but he made just 14 appearances for the Ducali before returning to his native country last January.
The 24-year-old has now looked back at his time at the club and taken stock of their current crisis of form.
“There are so many new players in the team, plus the League is difficult,” Ninis began to Tuttomercatoweb today.
“I deeply respect [sporting director Pietro] Leonardi and Donadoni, but I didn't see eye-to-eye with the Coach.
“Could a change in Coach help the club now? Certainly, of course. The team are in last place.
“When I joined Parma, I initially played well, then I didn't understand why Donadoni would put me out of the team every two to three games.
“This wasn't easy for me. Even last year, he said to me: ‘Go out on loan’. I replied no and decided to seek a resolution, leaving on a free transfer or staying at Parma.
“I told Leonardi: ‘I don't want any money, just let me leave’.
“I like Italy, but I don't know [if I'll go back]. Their League is tactical and you do a lot of gym work, which I don't like. I like to play with the ball, not only the gym…”