Malone says he will not resign after arrest over claims of corruption
Malone has said he will stay on as the head of the national association for soccer fans.
The 39-year-old was arrested on Monday on a fraud charge after a video surfaced of him saying that he had taken money from the Association for Professional Footballers of Italy (APFA) to pay off a debt.
Malone, who is currently on trial in Rome on allegations of fraud, told Italian newspaper La Stampa that he would “not resign” after being detained for a day.
The former Juventus player was also charged with tax evasion.
Maloni is one of two APFA directors, along with president Francesco Cipollini, who are currently under investigation for alleged fraud.
“I will not give up my job,” Malone said.
Malones father, Mario, was the head coach of the La Stappa team that won the 1995 European Cup.