ROME – Clamorous at Virtus Roma , the president Claudio Toti leaves after 20 years.
The Uruguayan businessman has decided to throw in the towel also because of the economic crisis triggered by the coronavirus.
Claudio Toti: "That's why I leave Virtus Rome".
His declarations are reported by corrieredellosport.it.
“I make the team's share package available.
It is for anyone who wants to invest in the world of basketball, cultivating the values of sport ".
“After twenty years of commitment in national basketball I am forced, in spite of myself, to announce my disengagement.
It's an important and painful decision, but I don't feel like going any further.
Of course, this difficult choice obviously affected the emergency linked to Covid-19, which forces me to devote my energies and resources to family businesses, rather than to sports.
Of course, I also informed the city, regional and sports institutions ".
"It was not easy to do basketball in a big city like Rome, where football engulfs attention and interests, but despite everything I did it, and I don't regret it – he added – having always been able to count on the support and help of those who it was really close to me.
It is precisely for this reason that it is a great pain for me to have to interrupt a journey that began twenty years ago, with enthusiasm, passion and dedication, but which today is no longer possible for me to continue.
The economic situation in the country has profoundly changed and I believe it is necessary and essential to concentrate my efforts elsewhere ".
" I make the team's share package available to anyone who wants to invest in the world of basketball, cultivating the values of sport – he continued – I hope that Basketball Virtus Rome will find a new entrepreneur willing to relaunch the society that is made up of men and women to which my most sincere thanks go for the professionalism and dedication they have shown over the years.
I am deeply sorry for them. I thank all the athletes, with whom I have shared dreams, victories and learned from defeats in recent years; I thank the sponsors and especially the fans, who have always supported the colors of Virtus ".
Source: Blitz Quotidiano