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Lazio president rejects Reja's resignation


10:11, September 20, 2011

ROME, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Lazio President Claudio Lotito confirmed on Monday that he has refused Edy Reja's resignation.

The coach complained bitterly after fans jeered the team in their 2-1 home defeat to Genoa on Sunday.

Reja met with Lotito for an hour on Monday's evening while his assistant took control of the training session, then the players who were about to go home were recalled for another meeting.

"It's true, I did not accept the resignation and would not let the Coach go," Lotito was quoted by Sky Sport Italia as saying.

"As long as I am the President, the coach will be untouchable. Reja just wanted to express his unhappiness at a city that does not love him.

"He is very disappointed at the negative climate that has been created around him despite the fact he is a man who has given a great deal to Lazio.

"I wanted to call the squad together so we can all close ranks around the Coach and he knows the club and players are with him.

"We will all begin again from Wednesday's game with Cesena."

The President also asked the squad to convince Reja to change his mind in that second closed doors meeting at the training ground, but reports suggest he is still unconvinced.


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