It is with great regret that Crawley Town announced the departure of Gabriele Cioffi from the club on Monday.
This decision was an extremely difficult one, bearing in mind that Gabriele was at the forefront of bringing our team some historic moments, taking us further than we have ever been in the League Cup as well as beating Premier League opposition for the first time.
Gabriele was much loved at the club amongst the staff and players. He put in endless hours of work both on and off the pitch to help stabilise the club. We admire him greatly for the manner with which he dealt with some challenging moments during his tenure, and respect him even more as a professional and as a person as a result.
Some people will not always have seen much of his work in the background, but it has not gone un-noticed by the club and for this we will be forever grateful.
We thank Gabriele for his tireless efforts, and representing Crawley with pride and aplomb whereever he went.
The club will be issuing a statement on Gabriele's successor later today.