Monday April 25 2016
Corsi: 'Spalletti not supported'

Empoli President Fabrizio Corsi says his protege Luciano Spalletti is not supported at Roma in his clashes with Francesco Totti.

The owner of the Serie A Azzurri minnows was cardinal in the careers of both Spalletti and Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri, employing them as Coaches at early stages in their career.

In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corsi spoke his mind on the disagreement between the Giallorossi Coach and the iconic captain Francesco Totti, who is nearing the end of his career.

“They'll name a street, or a stadium, or Roma's headquarters after Totti,” said Corsi. “But today, if I were facing Roma and I saw Totti on the pitch, then I'd be happy, because that would give me an advantage.

“The problem is that the club isn't supporting Luciano. If he complains about people playing cards at 2a.m., then there should be a director checking the rooms at 11p.m. People still awake should be fined. Instead, Spalletti is asked to play the director's role too."

Corsi was asked to describe Spalletti as a tactician, and he had some very warm praise for the 57-year-old.

“Luciano is someone who never stops studying. In the year that he spent without working, he went around analysing the best Coaches. Some of his colleagues may have won a title and feel like masters, like football ends at their feet. If Luciano stays with Roma another year, then he'll come up with some new tactical solution."

Roma-Napoli will be played today, and it could prove decisive to determine which team will end up in second place.

“It certainly won't end 0-0. I'm guessing it'll be a draw, which is certainly not good for Spalletti.”

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