Morgan De Sanctis officially left Roma Tuesday and might wind up at Milan next. The former goalkeeper had been with the Giallorossi for eight years in various roles. His previous colleague Frederic Massara will try to talk him into joining the Rossoneri, Corriere dello Sport informs.
The ex-player departed quietly as he was unhappy with his lack of influence, the publication adds. After a turn as the sporting director, he was mostly heading the youth academy following the hiring of Tiago Pinto. The CEO appointed veteran Vincenzo Vergine with similar mansions last summer.
Roma will not replace De Sanctis with a new director, while Milan will attempt to add him to their management. He will seek a club where he could lead the front office first. He was offered such job by Ascoli in the recent past. Bologna could also be an option, as they are helmed by former Giallorossi chief Claudio Fenucci.
At Milan, De Sanctis would help out Paolo Maldini and Massara and, in particular, take care of youngsters and loans, as he was doing at Roma in the last few months. His exit further fuels the rumors about the potential return of Francesco Totti, Leggo informs.
De Sanctis originally arrived in the Italian Capital in 2013, serving as the starting goalkeeper for a couple of seasons. Once he finished his playing career at Monaco, he returned as the team manager. He became the top executive following the firing of Gianluca Petrachi in 2020. He bolted after a few months as Pinto’s right-hand man.