‘We dream big’: Kyle Krause’s plan to transform Parma into giants again

American owner discusses role models, data and Gigi Buffon as he aims to bring success to the men’s and women’s teamsParma’s history sparkles with trophies and star players. Uefa Cup winners in 1995 and 1999, Uefa Super Cup winners in 1993 and with Gianfranco Zola, Hernán Crespo, Lilian Thuram, Fabio Cannavaro, Juan Sebastián Verón, Enrico Chiesa and Gigi Buffon among those to have worn the jersey. Buffon is there again at the age of 44, a link between a sometimes glorious past and a new project that has been taking shape since 2020, after the bankruptcy of 2015.Leading the push at the Serie B club is Kyle Krause, an American entrepreneur considered one of the most ambitious men in Italian football. Since last year he has been Parma’s sole owner and he signed Buffon in June 2021. Krause sat down to answer the Guardian’s questions.

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