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Giulianelli: Italian SHAME! Cellino exclusive on Byram; Man Utd turn to Banega

Shame. There aren't many other words to describe what happened yesterday evening during the match between Inter Milan and Napoli in the Coppa Italia -and what happened between Maurizio Sarri and Roberto Mancini.

As you probably know, the former head coach of Manchester City revealed after the match, that Sarri had abused and heavily insulted him using words like “poof" and “f****t".

What the Napoli coach said to explain why he used these words is, in my opinion, maybe even more alarming than the unsettling and shameful comments used: “What happens on the pitch has to remain there".

Shame, I repeat. I hope now FIGC will deliver a major punishment to Sarri and even to Napoli, if it's the only way to educate an Italian football more and more brutal and uncivilized. And a country that is shifting into reverse when the world is traveling fast in the opposite direction.


Something less serious for everyone is Googling the name of the new Swansea head coach, Francesco Guidolin.

Born in 1955, he was a decent midfielder with Hellas Verona in Serie A and capped with the Under 21s. He did very well coaching Vicenza in the mid-90s: with the former team of Paolo Rossi he led the club to the Coppa Italia and reached the semifinals in the Cup Winners Cup, losing against Chelsea after having won the first match at home.

Then the great story with Udinese and the qualification to the Champions League; good results even with Palermo taking them to the Europa League.

I think he will do well with Swansea, he has all the skills to do it. He knows English football, having been a sort of technical supervisor to Pozzo's clubs, including Watford, before deciding to go back to a club's bench. And if he has decided to come back again to coach a club I think it's just because he knows he can do well, because he wants a new challenge. And he wants to achieve it.


Massimo Cellino told me: “(Sam) Byram has refused Everton and they acted like gentlemen. He preferred to join West Ham. That for us means a lower amount of money, paid in lots of installments during the next years. But to me it was just a distraction, a problem to be solved: we would have lost him next June!"

Manchester United is very interested in the Argentinian midfielder Ever Banega, of Sevilla. Not an easy deal....

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