Parma, 29 April 2021 – I’m very happy to be here to present two new leaders at Parma Calcio 1913. Unfortunately, I’m going to start on a sour note, which is our current place in the league. It’s the result of a rather frustrating and disappointing season. Obviously, nobody wanted to be in this situation. However, I’m not giving up. I continue to want to believe that we still have five opportunities to remain in Serie A. We’ll carry on fighting for all of us, for the shirt we wear and for our pride in the hope that we can take advantage of these five chances that we’ve still got.” This is what Kyle Krause had to say today on the day that Javier Ribalta, Parma’s new Managing Director Sport, and Jaap Kalma, the new Managing Director Corporate, were officially presented.


The Parma Calcio 1913 President continued: “As I’ve frequently said, the results on the pitch won’t always coincide with the plans we have. Beyond our current results, our plans must look towards the future so we can create the right structure to achieve our objectives. When we began the process of recruiting these two new arrivals, we received many interesting CVs. My first observation was the fact that so many wanted to come here despite our results on the pitch. This can very likely be put down to the same reasons why I came on board: we have great fans and a great history, and there are fantastic opportunities in the city and at a national level with the future in mind. Beyond our results on the field, my passion for Parma Calcio and the city has not diminished. I will never be lacking in commitment to this Club, and there will always be something continually fuelling my passion. I think we needed two leaders like this duo to build our future. I’m honoured to present our new Managing Directors: Javier Ribalta for the Sports area and Jaap Kalma for the Corporate area.”