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Sassuolo coach De Zerbi announces he's leaving

Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi has announced he's leaving.

De Zerbi is expected to move to Shakhtar Donetsk and confirmed his departure after victory over Parma.

“Before last week's game with Genoa, I spoke to the club and the players. I told them I have decided to leave. It's a decision that really troubled me, I am not happy about it, but I am doing this because I don't think I can give anything else to this team," De Zerbi told Sky Italia.

“I feel that I've reached the maximum with them after three years. I hope another coach can come in and do even better. I realise that I am something of a strain on the players.

“I will always be grateful to the club, but I am a professional and it's time to try a different experience. We've reached the apex of what we can do here, we are challenging for seventh place and I don't know what more I can give.

“It's genuinely sad, because I only started to consider other offers when I came to this conclusion about Sassuolo, because I would never put them in competition with the others."

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