Pescara president to quit over arson

Pescara president Daniele Sebastiani says he will resign from the Serie A club after an alleged arson attack outside of his house.

Two cars parked outside his home were set on fire, believed to in the wake of the team's 6-2 loss to Lazio on Sunday, that left the Delfini bottom of the standings with just nine points from 23 games.

Sebastiani was quoted by Il Centro as saying: "I'm outraged. I'll be leaving the club at the end of the year."

He added: "It is a club that is well-run, not damaged. If I do leave, it will be down to someone else to lead Pescara into next season.

"We will see whether other people know what to do. I'm sure they'll do better than me."

Sebastiani insisted though that manager Massimo Oddo would remain with the struggling team.

"Oddo will stay as coach for as long as I am president, so until the end of the season."

Pescara, who were promoted from Serie B this season, have recorded just one top-flight win – the 3-0 victory over Sassuolo that was awarded to them because their opponents fielded the ineligible Antonino Ragusa.