Friday April 3 2015
Albertini explains Parma role

Demetrio Albertini has discussed his role at Parma, after coming on board as a football advisor for the club’s administrators.

The Ducali were declared bankrupt last month and are currently in the process of trying to find a buyer to pay their sporting debt in order to compete in Serie B next season.

“The administrators called me asking for help,” Albertini told a Press conference.

“They said ‘we’re professionals who don’t come from the footballing world’. It’s important to have thing in place at an administrative level to finish the season, and to have a relationship with the team.

“I have made myself available to them, my responsibilities will be the sporting aspects.

“Of course, the most important is [Coach Roberto] Donadoni, but the duty of the receivers is to clear the sporting debt, so when we have to talk to the players, I can talk.

“I will not be a sporting director, Parma already have [Alessandro] Melli, I’ve spoken to him recently.

“I’ll be communicating with the administrators, I’ll speak with the Lega when the receivers deem it necessary, because I know them from my past.”

Albertini stood for FIGC President last summer, will it be difficult for him to work with the man who won, Carlo Tavecchio?

“It’s not true that we don’t have a good relationship. He’s working to put solutions in place so that something like this doesn’t happen again.

“While we were adversaries before, now we have a common goal: to make Parma attractive [to buyers] and allow them to play in Serie B.

“Our job isn’t to find someone interested in Parma, just to make it attractive for a sale. Then at that point a third party can take over the club.

“My job finishes on May 31.”