Tuesday, 5 June 2018

8 DAYS TO GO: A look back at when Gaucci sacked Ahn Jung-Hwan

The countdown to the World Cup is on, with it 8 days away now. Time to reflect on some quotes that have made the World Cup what it is..... via goal.com.

Gaucci Sacks Ahn Jung-Hwan

In the aftermath of South Korea’s infamous second round win over Italy at the 2002 World Cup, Perugia’s loopy president Luciano Gaucci sacked Ahn Jung-Hwan, who had scored the Golden Goal to knock the Azzurri out. Gaucci would later reverse his decision.

"That gentleman will never set foot in Perugia again,” boomed Gaucci.

"He was a phenomenon only when he played against Italy. 

"I am a nationalist and I regard such behaviour not only as an affront to Italian pride but also an offence to a country which two years ago opened its doors to him. 

"I have no intention of paying a salary to someone who has ruined Italian soccer.”


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