Roma Linked to Former Chelsea and Monaco Directors

After handing the keys to Daniele De Rossi, Roma will focus on finding a new director. Tiago Pinto will step down after the January window. They have had conversations with two executives with ties to the Red Bull group, Paul Mitchell and Christopher Vivell, Sky Italy informs.

The former served as a scout for Tottenham and RB Leipzig and helmed the New York Red Bulls, Bragantino, and Monaco. Instead, the latter got his start with Hoffenheim, worked at Salzburg and their Bundesliga affiliate until Chelsea poached him in December 2022. He left London in July. The two are currently free agents.

Roma were previously linked to Javier Ribalta, formerly of Marseille and Parma, Monza’s François Modesto, and especially Frederic Massara. He already worked in the Italian capital in the past. The Frenchman collaborated with CEO Lina Souloukou at Olympiacos.

The club rushed to dismiss the rumors about their apical exec leaving as well. She wasn’t pleased that the owners didn’t inform her about José Mourinho’s dismissal beforehand, OneFootball reports.

Our Take on the Next Roma Director

Going with an up-and-comer, Tiago Pinto, on his own didn’t work out, although with plenty of justifications in the recent windows. They should probably install a larger front office. At least one of the directors should be familiar with Serie A. Considering the intrinsic difficulties, they’d need somebody like Giuseppe Marotta or Cristiano Giuntoli. However, officials of that caliber don’t grow on trees.

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