Serie A: Gaetano Micciche resigns as president of Italian league after investigation into 2018 election

Gaetano Micciche has resigned as the president of Serie A following an investigation into his election last year.

The Associated Press November 19, 2019 21:39:20 IST
Serie A: Gaetano Micciche resigns as president of Italian league after investigation into 2018 election
  • Gaetano Micciche, also the president of Banca IMI bank, was chosen unanimously in March 2018 by the 20 clubs that comprise the Italian league.

  • An investigation was started last month after Genoa owner Enrico Preziosi alleged there were irregularities with how Micciche was elected.

  • Lega Serie A, which runs the Italian top flight, had been without a president for almost a whole year before Micciche was elected.

Milan: Gaetano Micciche has resigned as the president of Serie A following an investigation into his election last year.

Serie A Gaetano Micciche resigns as president of Italian league after investigation into 2018 election

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Micciche, also the president of Banca IMI investment bank, was chosen unanimously in March 2018 by the Italian league’s 20 clubs.

But the Italian football federation opened an investigation last month after Genoa owner Enrico Preziosi alleged there were irregularities with how Micciche was elected.

In a statement on Tuesday, Micciche said: “The rumours in today’s newspapers, relating to the closure of the investigation into my appointment 20 months ago and to its possible outcome are unacceptable and forced me to make this decision.”

Lega Serie A, which runs the Italian top flight, had been without a president for almost a year before Micciche was elected.

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