Monday February 23 2015
Manenti: 'I'm not leaving Parma'

President Giampietro Manenti says he won't leave Parma, and that Sunday's game against Udinese should not have been cancelled.

The new President was blamed directly by Ducali captain Alessandro Lucarelli for his failure to settle the club's debts, but in spite of increasing legal pressure, he said he was steadfast in his commitment.

“I can confirm that I'll be meeting the mayor [Federico Pizzarotti] tomorrow,” he said, in an interview with Radio Parma.

“But I'm not letting go of the club. On the contrary, I'm working for the club even as we speak.”

With Parma's goods in the process of being confiscated by the credit-holding authorities, bankruptcy seems only inches away for the Emiliani.

“I won't bring my accounts in for revision [effectively declaring bankruptcy]. We're working to the opposite end.

“Nor did I ever meet the banks. We're preparing a plan to be presented to the district attorney.

“It's hard to understand what is going on.

“Parma have been having trouble with payments since November 26.

“We wrote to the authorities on Friday afternoon, saying at 5:30 p.m the game could be played in an open stadium.

“We'd been saying that since Wednesday, but I don't think there are any clairvoyants here.”

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