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Daniele Faggiano is the new director of sport at Genoa, just hours after leaving Parma by mutual consent.
Parma have officially parted company with director of sport Daniele Faggiano by mutual consent. ‘I have given my all and need a new challenge.’
Parma comfortably avoided relegation but were left to rue a post-pandemic collapse, which saw their push for European football falter, writes Livio Caferoglu.
President Gabriele Gravina said the FIGC is ‘concerned’ ahead of Serie A 2020-21 and doesn’t think fans will be back in stadiums on September 19.
Juventus forward Paulo Dybala has been named the MVP by Serie A, after the League announced their ranking of the best players of 2019-20.
Juventus new boy Dejan Kulusevski admits Parma will ‘always have a place in my heart’ and claims the one season at the Ennio Tardini feels like 10 years.
Genoa could part ways with coach Davide Nicola and sporting director Francesco Marroccu, as Parma director Daniele Faggiano has been linked with a move to the Marassi.
Official: Serie A 2020-21 starts on September 19, ending on May 23, 2021.
When it came to picking the best young player of the season, Vijay Rahaman was torn in choosing 20-year-old Dejan Kulusevski.
Inter and Atalanta have only one player each in Opta’s best XI for the 2019-20 Serie A season, as Cristiano Ronaldo and Ciro Immobile star in attack with Papu Gomez and Paulo Dybala.
Inter defender Stefan de Vrij will miss the first match of 2020-21, as the Disciplinary Commission announced the verdict after Serie A Week 38.
It was the longest Serie A season, stalled and restarted amid a pandemic, but provided some of the normality Giancarlo Rinaldi was craving.
Lecce went down with the kind of entertaining and open football they’ve shown throughout the season, losing a 4-3 thriller with Parma.
Fabio Liverani said Lecce ‘can be proud we played attacking football everywhere and never went defensive,’ so he could stay even after relegation.
Lecce needed a victory and for Genoa to not beat Verona, but neither of those things happened and they go down into Serie B with a typical seven-goal thriller.
Genoa got the result they needed to secure safety and send Lecce into Serie B, even though they ended the 3-0 win over Verona down to nine men.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from today’s final five Serie A games, including SPAL-Fiorentina, Bologna-Torino and with relegation decided in Genoa-Verona and Lecce-Parma.
Check all the official line-ups for this evening’s Serie A games, as relegation is decided with Genoa-Verona, Lecce-Parma, Sassuolo-Udinese and Bologna-Torino.
The final relegation spot is decided today, either Lecce or Genoa, and Fabio Liverani warns the Salentini must ‘find a way to win by all means possible.’