Roberto Donadoni reveals what life was like at Parma last season but “I don’t harbour resentment toward anyone.”
The Ducali were declared bankrupt and had to be funded by the Lega Serie A just to complete their fixtures for the season.
Donadoni was Coach for the struggle, and with the new Parma Calcio 1913 working their way back up from Serie D, he spoke to Gazzetta dello Sport about last term.
“We had good times, my daughter was born there,” Donadoni recalled.
“But from a sporting point of view, we did almost everything except think about football. I’d walk into the dressing room and the lads would be talking about their unpaid salaries.
“I remember the third-choice goalkeeper was on his first professional contract and wasn’t being paid. Sometimes I’d invite him to eat with me.
“I expended a lot of energy, but it was also an experience which helped me grow. I don’t harbour resentment toward anyone.
“[But] there’s still disappointment and and regret about not being able to stay in Serie A with those lads.”
Two former Parma players are currently on Milan’s books, Jose Mauri and Gabriel Paletta, the latter on loan at Atalanta.
“Mauri needs to go on loan, to play consistently and be a leader. Paletta is not inferior to the current Rossoneri defenders.”
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