Chievo Verona cannot even begin again from Serie D, as former captain Sergio Pellissier admits his attempts to create a new club have failed. ‘Goodbye my beloved Chievo.’
The club was in Serie A and even the Champions League play-offs just a few years ago, but excluded from the 2021-22 Serie B tournament due to financial irregularities.
This would mean starting again from Serie D and trying to work their way back up, but it won’t happen from this year.
That’s because the August 24 deadline is looming and nobody has even attempted to purchase the Chievo Verona name.
Former striker and captain Sergio Pellissier had tried to put together a group of local investors, but could not raise the money in time.
“Unfortunately, today the story of this club that gave me so much has come to a close,” wrote Pellissier on Instagram.
“It’s one of the saddest days of my life. I tried with all my strength, and I really hoped to start again with a new club and continue this fantastic story, it would’ve been marvellous. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get it done.
“I thought there were more people ready to step up and safeguard football in this city and this region, but that was not the case.
“We tried. I am just sad that we had so little time during a complicated period to find sponsors.
“So, goodbye my beloved Chievo, you will always be the most important club in my life.”
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