‘You can’t get out of this’: FFP concerns from Italy’s ‘unscrupulous’ financial advisers
It was not easy being a young football player in Italy in the early 90s.
You were told you were “f***ed” if you weren’t happy with your new job.
Then, one day, a football club offered you a job as an assistant manager.
In fact, it was an unqualified position for which you were paid €2,500 a month and a bonus of €5,000 if you were successful.
A player who would have been a professional manager would have earned €6,000 per month.
This was far from the life of a player who had just been released from a professional football academy.
For those who have spent time in Italy, it is an experience that they will always remember.
There was a great deal of pressure.
If you did well, they would give you more money.
“The players knew they were on the way out.
But they were not really afraid to speak out,” says Giuliano, who was also a striker with Milan.
I had no idea I was going to play football for a living.
As I was growing up, there were always players who were going to leave the game to pursue their career, Giuliano says.
So, what did he do?
He stayed in Milan and worked as an apprentice with the Milanese football club.
It was a risky decision, as Giuliano admits that he was not sure he could be happy.
He was offered a full-time job at the club and he accepted.
However, he would not be the only player who did not get a chance to play professionally in Italy.
The Italian government, in an attempt to improve the financial situation of football clubs, introduced a new financial aid policy in 1997.
According to the legislation, clubs were required to provide players with a minimum of €2.25 per day to cover the costs of living and medical care.
Players were also entitled to €100 per week in a salary subsidy, or a €3.50-per-week payment if they earned €300,000 or more.
On top of this, the government required all clubs to sign a “financial contract”, in which they agreed to repay their players if they failed to meet their financial obligations.
Football clubs in Italy had the option to “refund” their players’ wages, which they could do up to €3,000.
When Giuliano arrived at Milan, he was asked to help out with the club’s finances.
Despite being told he would have to work for free, Giulio managed to stay on with the team.
His wages were always higher than what he was paid in Italy at the time.
Giuliano has been able to stay with the Italian national team since his days in Milan.
However, for Giuliano it was a very different experience.
While in Italy he had a good life, and he enjoyed football, but he did not have a life outside of the game.
That was until recently.
Last year, Giulian made headlines when he filed a complaint with the financial watchdog in Italy’s financial market regulator, the Comunicacional, to expose the “unscrounged” nature of football in Italy as well as the “bureaucratic greed” of Italian football clubs.
In Giuliano’s case, he says, there was a problem that led to the football clubs “being too greedy”.
“I have never been able, to put it simply, to get a job, to play a game, or to have a proper job, when I am a professional footballer,” Giuliano tells FFT.
And it is not just players who have had to cope with this financial crisis.
Italian Football Federation (FIGC) President Andrea Tavecchio has also stated that the football association has a responsibility to the public.
To solve the problem, the association needs to “improve the quality of football” in Italy and “stop the corruption”.
Giuliaro is not alone.
Many football clubs have already been caught up in the financial crisis and are struggling to maintain the status quo.
More than one-third of Serie A clubs, including Inter, AC Milan and Fiorentina, have been forced to raise salaries and transfer fees in recent seasons.
Former Serie A coach Andrea Pirlo also spoke out recently, stating that the sport needs to be “more professional”.
In the past, Giuliana’s football career did not come to an end until he retired in 2012.
Now, he is working as a coach in the Italian Football League.
At his age, Giulia is able to retire as a professional player, and to keep his head above water in his profession.
Yet, Giuliani is not the only young football star who is in a