Roma’s new sporting director Monchi was presented to the media on Wednesday afternoon, and the ex-Sevilla director touched on a number of key subjects regarding the Giallorossi including the futures of Luciano Spalletti, Daniele De Rossi and Francesco Totti.
Sevilla’s sporting director Monchi, who has already announced that he will be leaving the club in a month’s time, has revealed that although Roma have made him an offer he hasn’t yet decided where he will be working next season. Speaking to El Larguero, Monchi said that he had received offers from the Premier League and Ligue 1 as well as from the Giallorossi.
Corriere dello Sport (Guido D’Ubaldo) Monchi is virtually on the road that leads to Trigoria. He has already confided to some of his closest colleagues what sort of Roma he wants to build, starting off with his evaluation of the many youngsters the Giallorossi own, with the aim of building a squad that knows how to play a spectacular style of football. Monchi hasn’t yet made his move to Roma official, and nor have the Giallorossi directors (even if there are positive noises coming from some of them) but on Tuesday afternoon, during a director’s meeting, the Spanish sporting director announced to Sevilla that in the summer he will be ending his time at the club where he has spent his entire career as a director.
Oscar Arias, Monchi’s right hand man at Sevilla, has confirmed that the sporting director will leave the Rojiblancos. Monchi has been frequently linked with taking over at Roma in the summer, and although Arias didn’t shed any light on this when he spoke to Sport Cope he did make it clear that the sporting director’s future lies away from Seville.
Tuttomercatoweb (Marco Conterio) After Sevilla’s match against Juventus, Monchi – the club’s sporting director – said that “it would be nice to work in Italy.” This suggestion, made by a man who has built the Andalusians into a team that has performed miracles in Europe, may not have come entirely out of the blue.