Roberto Baggio has quit his role with FIGC.
Baggio had been working in the technical department of the Italian Federation.
â€śI am leaving because they havenâ€™t allowed me to work,â€ť slammed Baggio on the TG1.
â€śI donâ€™t care about keeping seats of power. I tried to perform the role that had been given to me, to renew the foundations of football training from children to teenagers in order to grow good players.
â€śI was not allowed to do this and am no longer prepared to carry on. I presented my project in December 2011. It was a 900-page plan and remained a dead letter.
â€śAs President of the Technical Sector, I had no right to vote in the Federation meetings and there was no point going to meetings that had nothing to do with my work.
â€śFor example, when I presented this plan I spent five hours waiting outside to then have a 15-minute presentation.
â€śThe FIGC had set aside â‚¬10m for this project and I am grateful to President Giancarlo Abete for what he has done, but so far I have not received any funds to proceed. It all remained on paper.
â€śThis is why I must sadly say goodbye. Is it definitive? I love football and my country, so I remain ready for any interesting proposal.â€ť