Sunday, 31 May 2009

Toro plan immediate return

Giancarlo Camolese believes Torino will come back stronger following the club's relegation from Serie A.

TorinoThe Turin outfit failed to deliver on the final day of the campaign as they lost 3-2 at Roma to see their three-year run in Italy's top flight come to an end.

Even a win in Rome would've not been enough as Bologna's 3-1 triumph over Catania sealed the Granata's fate.

"We knew it was going to be difficult to defend our Serie A status," said Toro coach Camolese. "But my players never gave up and we made life difficult for Roma.

"It is disappointing but fortunately, sport gives you the opportunity to bounce back.

"I am convinced we will learn from our mistakes.

"We have a great club, wonderful fans that have been there for us in the good times and the bad times."

Club President Urbano Cairo accepted the blame for their demotion.

"I take full responsibility," he said. "Mistakes were made, including mine, and as President I take responsibility for those choices.

"I will pay the economic and moral consequences. There is bitterness and disappointment, of course, but now we have to look to the future and forget what happened up until now."

Cairo saved the club after its bankruptcy in 2005 and led them to promotion a year later. They survived relegation narrowly for the last two years but failed this term, which saw Gianni De Biasi start on the bench at the start of the season followed by Walter Novellino in December and then Camolese at the end of March.

"Now I begin again with Rino Foschi as my key advisor and together we will evaluate what to do for next season," continued Cairo. "Camolese would've been in pole position for the managerial role if we had stayed up, now I want to consider every eventuality and look at what options we have."

[Torino relegated]

Source: Sporting Life

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