Director Tiago Pinto Leaving Roma Job in February

With only a few months left on his contract, Tiago Pinto has decided to flee Roma early. He’ll step down in February after taking care of the January window, as requested by the club. He communicated the decision to the squad first, Corriere della Sera relays.

With the extension talks not progressing, the exec elected to part ways sooner, which will give the team more time for a new hiring. José Mourinho is in the same limbo, but he intends to wait for the decision by the Giallorossi. In any case, the future of the Portuguese duo isn’t intertwined.

Tiago Pinto has overseen Roma for the last six windows since he joined from Benfica on January 4th, 2021. Besides in his first two sessions, he had to navigate very constraining Financial Fair Play-related limitations. The side quickly officialized the news, with the owners and the exec weighing in.

According to Calciomercato, former Milan director Frederic Massara is in pole position to take over. It’d be a return for him. The Giallorossi have also touched base with Monza official François Modesto.

Our Take on Roma and Tiago Pinto

While they probably won’t miss him, this is the risk of leaving people hanging until the final months of their contracts, as they can perceive it as a lack of trust. He shouldn’t have trouble rebounding elsewhere, and he has been linked to Saudi Arabia as of late. They’ll have to hope Mourinho doesn’t come to the same conclusion.

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