Following the sudden resignation of Paolo Dal Pino last month, Lorenzo Casini was elected the new president of Lega Serie A late yesterday.
Eleven of the league’s twenty clubs voted in favor of the 46 year-old’s appointment during yesterday’s assembly—which was just enough to ratify his appointment.
The Rome-born Casini is currently a Professor of Administrative Law at IMT Scuola Alti Studi Lucca in Tuscany, where he teaches Global Law and Cultural Heritage and Law.
He previously served as legal counsel to the Italian Minister for Cultural Heritage and Tourism. From 2009 to 2014 he served as a law clerk to Justice Professor Sabino Cassese at the Constitutional Court of Italy.
Casini succeeds former president Dal Pino, who unexpectedly tendered his resignation early last month and moved to the United States.
In his resignation letter, he cited the system’s “resistance to change” as one of the primary reasons behind his decision