Gian Piero Ventura has resigned from being the Chievo Verona manager after just four games of being in charge of the Serie A strugglers, his first job after he was sacked from being Italy's coach.
The former Italian national team coach informed his players right after last Sunday's 2-2 draw against Bologna, telling them that he did not believe that there is a way through which he can save them from relegation.
Chievo Verona started the season off with -3 points after they incurred an accounting issue in their financial statements. The club has had numerous different managers in the past year, after having both of their previous managers sacked in 2018.
The club captain, Sergio Pellissier spoke out about Ventura's decision through an Instagram post, saying "In 22 seasons as a professional I thought I'd seen everything, but I have to admit that there's always something new". The captain, who has been at the club for 18 years, vented his frustrations towards his former manager, who according to him, is "a coach who, as soon as he got here, already wanted out."
The veteran striker also added: "Don't be like Ventura. You win and lose together. That's how it must be in a team. Don't give up until it's over."
Chievo Verona currently sit bottom of the Serie A table, with no points in 12 games, making their quest to stay in Italy's top flight an uphill task. Who do you think has what it takes to take on the role and battle to keep the club in Serie A?