Cesare Prandelli’s decision to walk away from Fiorentina may have been met with some surprise but it does highlight the fact that there’s no hiding from the modern-day football machine and all that it stands for.
Giuseppe Lachini took over at the helm but the reasons as to why Prandelli left bring into question the goings-on within the game, according to journalist Walter Veltroni.
“Football is a ruthless machine and a sick one at that,” Veltroni wrote in La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“Prandelli didn’t want to let his own discomfort have repercussions on the team, nor the people of the city [Florence].
“Football should be a sport that makes you cry with emotion but it’s just become a business.”
The journalist then went on to say that, with brighter times may come more enjoyable moments in football too, as is hoped by every lover of the beautiful game.