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Gabriele Gravina, President of the Italian Football Federation, gave an interview to Corriere Dello Sport. The head of the FIGC spoke of the resignation of national coach Roberto Mancini. In his opinion, the Italian coach had not told the whole truth about his resignation. He talks about how he learned of the news and how the events unfolded.
“Roberto never told me he wanted to leave. It was like a thunderclap. I first heard about his resignation from his wife, Silvia Fortini, who is his lawyer, the day before an official pec arrived at the Football Federation offices. Given our personal relationship, I would have appreciated it more if Mancini had expressed his wishes by looking me in the eye. I received a message on August 8, again from his lawyer, in which he expressed his unease about the exit clause in the event of us failing to qualify for the European Championship. Nothing else. I still wonder why Mancini said certain things. And I ask him if he really said them, because he knows very well that reality is exactly the opposite of what he said. The three of us, Roberto and Silvia, I know what really happened,” said Gabriele Gravina.