Managers chief locked in dispute
In the latest example of industrial action sweeping European football, the Italian president of the Managers' Association, Renzo Ulivieri, staged a dramatic protest against the lack of coaching certificate standards.
Ulivieri chained himself to the railings of the federation headquarters in an unprecedented demonstration.
"People are failing to notice that the coaching certificate is no longer required for those training at the junior level, first and second divisions," said Ulivieri. "Seeing as it looks like the Serie A players will go on strike, I will get started before them and begin a hunger strike, because this situation is being ignored."