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Monday August 3 2020
Official: Carli leaves Cagliari

Cagliari have announced that Marcello Carli has stepped down from his role as sporting director in Sardinia.

Carli took over the role in April 2018 and the announcement of his departure comes only hours after the club appointed Eusebio Di Francesco as their new head coach for the next two years.

“Cagliari Calcio announce that we have relieved Marcello Carli from the role as sporting director of the first team.

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Wednesday May 27 2020
Cagliari back Zenga to succeed

Sporting director Marcello Carli backs ‘enthusiastic’ coach Walter Zenga and confirms he will continue at Cagliari beyond the current campaign.

Zenga signed a contract until June 2021 after succeeding Rolando Maran at the Sardegna Arena, but the forced break has prevented him from getting his first Rossoblu match in the dugout.

Cagliari sacked Maran after an 11-game winless streak in Serie A, including a Coppa Italia exit, and Zenga was given the job to turn things around in Sardinia.

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Tuesday May 26 2020
Inter ready to bring Nainggolan back

Multiple reports suggest Radja Nainggolan will be welcomed back to Inter next season, as Cagliari director Marcello Carli admits ‘it’s not up to us.’

The midfielder was purchased from Roma for €38m plus Nicolò Zaniolo in the summer of 2018, but sent out on loan to Sardinia only a year later.

“Bringing in Nainggolan was outside of the usual plans, because we considered him a show-stopping player who could help raise the overall level of the squad,” director of sport Carli told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday May 17 2020
Cagliari: 'No news on Nainggolan'

Radja Nainggolan seems further away from Cagliari as their sporting director admits ‘there’s no news. I haven’t heard from Beppe Marotta’. 

Nainggolan has spent the season back on loan at Cagliari, but the Sardinians do not have an option to buy the Inter midfielder and the coronavirus pandemic is forcing clubs to curb their spending.

“For now, there’s no news,” Marcello Carli told cittaceleste.it.

“Our priority, like it is for everyone at the moment, is not the market but restarting the season.

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Friday January 3 2020
Cagliari clarify on Nandez and Radja

Cagliari director of sport Marcello Carli puts an €80m price-tag on Nahitan Nandez and assures they'd take "even a 10 per cent chance" of buying Radja Nainggolan from Inter.

Nandez has played an instrumental part in elevating the Sardinian side up the table, where they reached as high as fourth a few weeks ago.

“We knew well that this was the right year to rebuild, and we for this reason have no intention of giving up in January," said Carli in his press conference.

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Thursday June 6 2019
'Inter talks for Barella serious'

Cagliari have confirmed that they are in ‘serious’ talks to sell midfielder Nicolo Barella to Inter.

Cagliari are reportedly demanding €50m for Barella, although Inter could clinch a deal for €35m plus defender Alessandro Bastoni.

“Negotiations are ongoing, their interest is real and it’s useless to deny it,” sporting directoe Marcello Carli told Sportitalia.

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Thursday May 9 2019
Cagliari: 'Two clubs want Barella'

Cagliari director Marcello Carli admits they turned down an Atletico Madrid offer for Nicolò Barella, but “two Italian clubs want him.”

The Italy international midfielder has been linked with the likes of Inter, Napoli, Roma and Arsenal.

“It’s a dream to keep Barella, but to be perfectly honest, I’m not sure if it’s achievable,” director of sport Carli told GianlucaDiMarzio.com.

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Sunday May 5 2019
Cagliari: 'Making VAR a joke!'

Cagliari director Marcello Carli was absolutely furious after Napoli were awarded a controversial last-gasp penalty. “They’re turning VAR into a joke.”

The Sardinians had taken the lead through Leonardo Pavoletti, then a Dries Mertens header equalised, but deep into stoppages a penalty was awarded for Fabrizio Cacciatore’s handling offence right on the outside line of the area.

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Saturday February 16 2019
Carli: 'End Cagliari negative run'

Cagliari director Marcello Carli warned they have to end the losing run against Parma this evening. “It’ll weigh on us a lot more.”

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“If we keep this negative streak going, then this is going to weigh on us a lot more,” the director told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday June 7 2018
Maran: 'Cagliari built around Barella'

New Cagliari boss Rolando Maran wants to “build the team around Nicolò Barella” and hopes to add Darijo Srna to the squad.

The former Chievo Coach was formally appointed today on a contract to June 2020, replacing Diego Lopez, and held his presentation Press conference.

“I am happy to be here, I must thank the club for this opportunity. I won’t deny that it’s been a long time since I was this emotional, as there is so much responsibility on my shoulders and I’ve learned what it means to be in charge of Cagliari.

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