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Walter Sabatini leaves Salernitana

Walter Sabatini has left his position as director of sport at Salernitana after just a few months at the club, saying “These things happen.” The sporting director was credited with helping the club avoid the drop last month, thanks to a series of canny transfers that helped them go on an unbeaten run of 7 games and avoid relegation on the final day of the season.

Speaking to Gianlucadimarzio.com, explained his reasons for leaving amidst reports of a falling out with club president Danilo Iervolino.

These things happen, I am very proud that we achieved Serie A safety and want to salute all the people of Salerno, who I am sorry to say I won’t see again.

In football there are daily diatribes, it just depends on how they develop. In this case, it developed in a certain way, but it doesn’t matter, these things happen. I am accustomed to it.

Now I’ll see who wants to offer me a position, and I think several will. It’s a pity, as I really enjoyed my time in Salerno and wish them all the best.

Davide Nicola? He is not tied to me, he is a free man and signed a pre-contract agreement that still needs to be deposited, so I can only hope he remains. Nicola is the real Deus ex Machina of Salernitana.

My project was to take Salernitana out of the quicksand and I achieved that, so I can consider my work complete.”

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