Paolo Del Pino and Luigi De Siervo Confirmed as Heads of Serie A

Paolo Del Pino has been re-elected as the president of Serie A, but he will decide whether to formally accept the position next week, news agency Ansa reports, while Luigi De Siervo has been confirmed as CEO right away with the support of 15 teams out of 20.

The doubts of the manager are caused by the fact that the first round went void as he received only ten votes, while he got 14 in the second one, just enough to reach the quorum. The opposition, led by Lazio owner Claudio Lotito, did not present an alternative candidate. If he stays on, Paolo Del Pino, who took over a year ago, would serve a four-year term.

The new Serie A council will be formed by Paolo Scaroni (Milan), Luca Percassi (Atalanta), Tommaso Giulini (Cagliari) and Maurizio Setti (Verona), while Alessandro Antonello (Inter) and Stefano Campoccia (Udinese) have exited such body, as the latter resigned in May due to disagreements over the resumption.

Del Pino has led the negotiation, which is nearing its completion, with the private equity funds that will allow Serie A teams to divvy up €1.7B in exchange for the 10 percent share of a newly created media company that will handle the TV rights over the next ten years.

In other business news, the fiscal benefits related to foreign players moving to Serie A, the so-called Decreto Crescita, that were temporarily frozen last month, throwing several teams for a loop given the amount of savings it generated in recent years, will be formally confirmed by the cabinet in short order, Tuttosport reports.