The coach who failed to qualify for the World Cup in Russia: “Years go by, I want to enjoy my life”
Today theItaly can take a decisive step towards the World Cup in Qatar. Today, against Switzerland, the reigning European champions can set off along the road that four years ago was blocked by Sweden on the unfortunate night of the San Siro draw. And just today Gian Piero Ventura, the ct who then failed to qualify at the Russian review he announced his definitive retirement: “I have decided to stop. I don’t want to face any more talks on the pitch “he told Tuttomercatoweb.” After thirty-seven years of football with so much satisfaction and some negative moments I think it is my right to resume my life. Years go by, I want to enjoy life. I wish Mancini a big good luck so that he can go to the World Cup and win them “.
Nothing surprising, to be honest. The last bench for Ventura will therefore remain that of Salernitana, an experience closed on 1 August 2020 when he resigned after failing to reach the Serie B play-offs. Experience that followed the short and unfortunate adventure with Chievo in 2018, first bench on which he returned to sit after the exoneration from coach arrived on November 15, 2017, two days after the elimination of Italy by Sweden. Thus ends a very long career, inevitably marked by the blue catastrophe, but also marked by certainly happier experiences on the benches, for example of Bari and Turin. Today, therefore, the announcement of the definitive retirement with the hope that his successor will succeed where he failed: “Good luck Mancini, go to the World Cup and win them”.