Torino President Cairo Accepts Responsibility For Relegation

Torino president Urbano Cairo and coach Giancarlo Camolese spoke after today's 3-2 defeat to Roma, which condemned the Granata to relegation.
Today Torino lost 3-2 away to Roma, while their closest competitors Bologna beat Catania 3-1 at home, which condemned the Granata to relegation to Serie B.

Following this sad day for 'Toro', president Urbano Cairo spoke to Stadio Sprint on Rai.

"Now we have to think about the future, forget what happened until today," he said. "We have made our mistakes, me too, and as a president I take responsibility for the choices made. I will pay the consequences on an economic and moral level, it's a big disappointment.

"Unfortunately it was a disgraceful season, it's evident that the blame is mine, now we will evaluate everything ahead of next season. We will also examine the coaching situation. [Giancarlo] Camolese would have probably remained if we had stayed up, now I have to think about it."

On coach Camolese's work, Cairo commented: "Camolese did good work, but the objective wasn't reached, although we came close. If we had done better in the matches against Bologna and Genoa things could have gone differently."

Meanwhile, Camolese himself said: "This is sports, we are all sad, but we have the chance to restart immediately, perhaps learning from our mistakes. We have a great heritage, represented by our fans, who followed us again today in spite of everything.

"My future? I don't need to convince anyone. I have worked, I had nine games to do it, I thank the lads for their availability. We did some good things and some less good things. Objectives are reached by working hard from the first day, I would like to have the chance to build a team from the start of the season."

Torino finished the season in 18th place with 34 points, three below the safety zone.

Danilo Pochini