Serie A Clubs Break Away From Lega Calcio

Italian football is about to be revolutionised as Serie A clubs break away from their involvement with Serie B.
All Serie A clubs, apart from Lecce have voted to form their own governing body and break away from the Lega Calcio.

The move which was announced by Palermo president Maurizio Zamaprini on Thursday afternoon means Serie A clubs will not longer be governed together with Serie B sides in the Lega Calcio. All top-flight clubs will be run by the Lega Serie A which will be responsible for organising fixtures.

Serie A and Serie B have been run together by the Lega Calcio since 1946, but that has come to an end after 19 of the 20 top clubs voted to break away and form their own governing body. The move is similar to what happened back in England during the 1992 season when the Premier League was formed.

Maurizio Berreta will be the man who is given the task with overseeing the management of the Lega Serie A. Zamaprini announced the move, but he is not sure it will be best for Calcio.

"We have formed the new Lega Serie A. Am I satisfied? Not really, but it had to be done," the chief told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com