Gian Piero Ventura has resigned from his job as Cheivo boss after just four matches in charge following Sunday’s draw against Bologna. The 70-year-old former Italy coach, who was sacked 12 months ago after failing to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, was appointed by the Flying Donkeys on October 10.
And, after defeats against Atalanta, Cagliari and Sassuolo, Ventura picked up his first Serie A point in the 2-2 stalemate against Bologna.
The draw ended a seven-game losing streak and leaves Chievo on zero points for the season after they were deducted three for falsifying player sale accounts.
However, the club’s sporting director Giancarlo Romairon revealed that Ventura immediately confirmed that he will be stepping down, although he added that the resignation has not yet been accepted. “We are still trying to make head and tail of it,” Romairone said at the post-match news conference.
“I wasn’t on the bench today as I was in the stands, but we crossed paths in the dressing room and he told me he needed to speak with the players because he had a fundamental sense of uneasiness and he had to inform them.
“In truth, something inexplicable and unexpected emerged, because he made this announcement [of tendering his resignation]. The president [Luca] Campedelli was not even present because, as you know, he is suspended and as a consequence it happens that in the heat of the moment you make certain decisions that then have to be discussed with a clear mind with me and with the president.”