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Donadoni set on Parma stay

By Football News



Parma coach Roberto Donadoni has released an official statement confirming he will remain with the club despite interest from elsewhere.

The 49-year-old has been linked with a switch to either Roma or Milan, with Parma recently confirming that the former had enquired about the possibility of securing his services. However, Donadoni wants to stay at Parma in order to continue building on his side's 10th-placed Serie A finish last term, and has taken the step of releasing a statement on the club's official website to quell media speculation surrounding his future.

It read: "I confirm once more so as to avoid any misunderstandings that I am staying at Parma.
"I am happy here and fully in sync with president Tommaso Ghirardi and director Pietro Leonardi, while I have a contract for another two years.
"Seeing as the reports continue to circulate, I wish to once again publicly state my position out of respect for the club, the team and all the fans.
"It is June and I have already planned out next season with Parma. This is a club I consider to be absolutely at the top level and therefore I have no reason to leave."

The 49-year-old has previously managed Napoli, while he was also Italy's coach from 2006 to 2008.