Sunday, 31 May 2009

Mazzarri reveals Samp exit

Sampdoria coach Walter Mazzarri has revealed he is to leave the club by "mutual consent".

Walter MazzarriMazzarri's team have had a disappointing season and missed out on a place in Europe next term after losing to Lazio in the Coppa Italia final and finishing a poor 13th in the standings.

Following the final-day 2-2 draw at Palermo, the 47-year-old confirmed he and the club have decided to part ways.

"On Monday the club will announce that our paths will separate," he told Rai. "We took this decision by mutual consent.

"I thank the fans for the affection they have always shown me."

Mazzarri has been in charge at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris since 2007 and guided Samp to sixth place and a place in the then UEFA Cup in his first season.

The former Reggina coach has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Davide Ballardini, who looks likely to leave Palermo, a move he admits he would be interested it.

"I would like that a lot," he said. "I like Sicily.

"I will think about my future from Monday."

Mazzarri had also been rumoured to be on a shortlist at Lazio should the capital club part company with Delio Rossi.

Source: Sporting Life

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