Panucci quits Parma for personal reasons

MILAN - Former Italy defender Christian Panucci has quit Parma for personal reasons, the Serie A club said in a statement on Tuesday.

The 36-year-old's contract, which ran until the end of the season, has been torn up and retirement may now be on the cards.

Panucci, who denied his departure was because of a disagreement with the coaching staff, played for AC Milan, Real Madrid, Chelsea and AS Roma among others.