Bologna chief confirms Thiago Motta contract talks

Bologna CEO Claudio Fenucci has, on Monday, confirmed that the club are working to tie head coach Thiago Motta down to a new contract.

Motta’s work in the dugout has of course proven one of the headline talking points across the early months of the Serie A campaign. This comes with Bologna in the midst of a stellar stretch of form.

The Rossoblu currently sit 6th in the Italian top-flight, having been condemned to just a solitary defeat in 11 outings.

Fresh off a 1-0 downing of Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio, speculation has in turn begun to spread once more, surrounding the future of impressive boss Thiago Motta.

Despite his relative inexperience, former Italian international Motta has already been linked with potential moves to a whole host of the country’s top clubs.

But, as alluded to above, should Bologna themselves have anything to do with it, then the 41-year-old will be going nowhere any time soon.

Speaking to Radio Anch’io Sport on Rai Radio 1 (via Gianluca Di Marzio) on Monday, aforementioned Rossoblu CEO Claudio Fenucci revealed that negotiations over a potential contract renewal have been underway between the parties ‘for several weeks already’:

“Contract extension? We’re working on it, we’ve already spoken with him, it’s a negotiation that we don’t want to make too public as it is our style. When there is news, we will publish it. However we would be willing and happy to continue a relationship with him over time. Also because together it is possible to achieve something that was more complex in the past at Bologna, even though we always had quiet championships. With Thiago’s work, we have managed to raise the level of competitiveness.

“I would like to have a long relationship with the coach, which would give a future perspective to the work being done. I also believe he is happy at Bologna, he is very happy with the moment he is experiencing, all the prerequisites are there. When they materialise, we will be happy to announce the continuation of the relationship. We’ve been talking about it for several weeks already.“




Conor Laird | GIFN

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