Bologna coach Sinisa Mihajlovic says he would rather Serie A was not played next season if it meant more matches being staged without fans in stadiums.
The season in Italy resumed last month behind closed doors.
But the 51-year-old, who has continued coaching this season despite being treated for leukaemia, said matches had been worse than training sessions.
“It’s not a question of motivation but playing without an audience is a pain,” he said.
“Playing without fans for a long time is tiring. I know it was the only way to finish the season, but I hope the stadiums will be open from September.
“If I had to choose between not playing next season or playing behind closed doors, I’d rather not play. And it’s not just me who thinks