PARMA – Parma returns Italian. 'Nuovo Inizio', the group of Parma entrepreneurs who had refounded the Emilia club after the bankruptcy, announced today that they had acquired the majority stake in the company again. Jiang Lizhang, the Chinese businessman leader of the Desport, will no longer be the president of Parma Calcio 1913 even if, for now, it is still.
How remains a minority shareholder with 30%. The new corporate structure sees 60% New Beginning and Parma Partecipazioni Calcistiche (10% stakeholder group).
So will Marco Ferrari, Paolo Pizzarotti, Guido Barilla, Mauro Del Rio, Angelo Gandolfi, Giampaolo Dallara and Giacomo Malmesi to lead Parma Calcio 1913 towards the much hoped for salvation in the first Serie A championship after the three direct promotions obtained from Serie D.
Nuovo Inizio has also prepared a capital increase for, explains Marco Ferrari (one of the company's promoter from Parma) "to strengthen the club in view of the continuation of the season. Because we want to become a solid team of Serie A, maybe with a new partner who wants to accompany us in this goal ".
Jiang Lizhang was at Tardini on Sunday during the internal match against Lazio. It was the first time this year was presented in Parma but this was not enough to remain at the top of the club. "The complications of the Chinese bureaucracy following the new regulations on foreign capital – Ferrari explained – make it unfit to play a majority role in a hyper-regulated business such as Italian football. In recent months we had made up for minority shareholders, beyond our role, but in the end we had to take stock of the situation and exercise our rights that we had foreseen from the beginning of the agreement with him ".
On the name of the new president instead "serve the necessary technical times – Ferrari concluded – as soon as we will announce it. Personally I do not think I officially enter the offices ".
The Chinese entrepreneur, head of the Chinese giant Desports, leader in the Asian country in the field of sports business, had completed the purchase of the majority parma package in November last year, when he became president. Under his management the promotion that brought back in Serie A a team with a glorious past that had disappeared from football that counts with the failure of the Ghirardi management.
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