Genoa – “Here he is the great D’Aversa. And the elderly Osti”. Thus began, with a joke of the usual effervescent Ferrero, the press conference of presentation by Roberto D’Aversa, the new Sampdoria coach. A conference that began with a nice backstage curtain, where Ferrero shows up without a mask and with D’Aversa who solved the hitch of not being able to open the plastic package immediately given to the patron with the blucerchiata mask. The former Parma coach thought about it with a determined gesture. “We have hired a great coach, you can already see” Ferrero’s joke.
“For me, Sampdoria is one of the most prestigious clubs in Italy, so first of all I thank the president Ferrero for this opportunity. I played here even if only for six months but it was enough to hear what, for example, is the thrust of the southern tier. I hope he can come back soon to support us live.I was born on August 12th as this club and this is the thirtieth anniversary of the Scudetto, all things that make this day of great pride for me. Even coming after a gentleman like Ranieri, not to mention a myth and a master like Boskov given that we are talking about the 1991 championship, it is a further element of pride. Here everything is at the highest level, even scouting is enough to see how many established champions have passed through here even recently. Damsgaard? I hope to have him again next year, how strong he is we are all seeing. But I also want to congratulate our Azzurri and Coach Mancini for what he is doing and it is a source of pride for all Italian football. “
D’Aversa in 2003/2004 scored his first goal in Serie A with Siena against Sampdoria. “I had cheered, sure, but when you play for a team I don’t see what needs to be done.” “Quagliarella? For us he is the captain and the goalscorer, it is clear that to perform at his best he must have a player close to him who helps him. He is very important and an example for everyone and we will evaluate how to use him and in what game system The module adapts to the players you have. My 4-3-3? It can also be adapted. You can do a 4-3-2-1, I’ve already done it in recent years and this could be more suitable for Quaglarella. The numbers of the modules are not important. “
“Before saying yes, we met three times with the president Ferrero and his humanity also struck me from a positive point of view. Ferrero was very correct, he told me the other speeches he was having with other coaches, and then after a while we reserved and agreed “. “The market? I have had guarantees that the squad will not sell out, then it is the club that will make the evaluations if there will be important offers for any of our players, of course we must also consider the difficult moment of football. I repeat, the company makes the economic plans, however I have had assurances that if we sell someone we will replace them. These are speeches that will be made anyway later, we will enter into the merits based on what will happen “.
“Yoshida Colley Augello in my opinion they did very well. Silva can do even more, he has potential and he will show it as Thorsby did. What convinced me to come is the quality of the team, there are already important values from which Let’s start. Every coach must understand where he is arriving and analyze the character and history of his players. Here there are players who are important in terms of experience but also in Parma I had Bruno Alves Gervinho and others. I am interested in the human depth of the most experienced, if Quagliarella scores 13 goals at his age it means that he is strong but has a particular human depth. I will ask him and the other senators to help me do intense training and create a cohesive work group “.
“Ranieri did very well last year and me I will try to do better but considering how well he did. Ranieri is a father to all of us coaches, on the last day we challenged and greeted each other very well because there is great esteem and respect. Obviously at the time I had no idea that I could succeed him on the Doriana bench. I repeat for how he represents our role, I consider him an example for all of us coaches. “
“The legacy of Parma? It’s been a fantastic 4 years, a sentimental bond. Not thanks to me but to the players and managers it was a miracle. Last year I took over in January and I did it to try to win. safeguard the work done in the previous years. Then it went as it went but I sentimentally accepted to return despite a difficult situation because I owed it to the environment and to the work done previously by everyone “.
The new role of Osti
Finally the ball to Osti, no longer just Ds but responsible for the entire technical area. “The new role makes me proud I will always take care of the first team but also, for example, women’s football and the youth sector. For the women, the new coach will be Cincotta. I thank the president for finding this role for me, which stimulates me and allows me to interpret in a broader sense what I have always done “.
The quarrel between Ferrero and the journalist Renzo Parodi
During the presentation there was also space for a dispute. The one between Ferrero and the journalist Renzo Parodi. The subject of the discussion is the story of the alleged sale of Samp. A very noisy but then sedated verbal quarrel with Ferrero who apologized and Parodi, first invited by Ferrero to leave, who returned to the audience after having also apologized for the tones used.
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