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Former Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini abruptly leaves Salernitana

John Solano

Less than six months after joining the club, ex-Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has left Salernitana despite guiding the club to safety this past season.

Earlier today, the Campania-based side announced the 67 year-old’s deal with the club, which was set to expire later this month, wouldn’t be renewed.

According to Sky Sport, Sabatini and Salernitana president Danilo Iervolino were at odds regarding agent commissions—the disagreement ultimately led to the two deciding to split, ending their six-month relationship.

“These things happen in football, nothing major happened,” Sabatini told

“I’m proud we avoided relegation and I want to take this opportunity to salute all the people of Salerno, who I’m sorry to say I won’t see again.”

“Diatribes take place on a daily basis in football, all that matters is how they develop. In this case, it developed in a particular manner, but that doesn’t matter, I’m used to it because it happens often.”

Finally, “Now I’ll see who wants to offer me a position, I think several will. But it’s really a shame because I enjoyed my stay in Salerno and wish the club well.”

“In football there are daily diatribes, it just depends on how they develop. In this case, it developed in a certain way, but it doesn’t matter, these things happen. I am accustomed to it.

“Now I’ll see who wants to offer me a position. However, it’s a pity as I really enjoyed my time in Salerno and wish them all the luck in the world.”

Since leaving Roma after five years in 2016, Sabatini has spent time at Inter, Sampdoria, and Bologna before moving to Salernitana in January.

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