The former sports director of Roma, and now the man in charge of the sports sector of Bologna, Walter Sabatini, sharply criticized the leaders of Roma and coach Paulo Fonseca for the way in which Edin Dzeko was sanctioned.
The experienced goal scorer was deprived of the captain's armband due to a conflict with the Portuguese coach and it was Sabatini who was credited with bringing the former Manchester City striker to Rome. Edin Dzeko is one of the key players of Roma and many are really surprised by this approach and attitude towards him "I didn't like a few things that happened in Roma.
Dzeko is an exceptional professional, he could never create problems. The consequences were too severe for the dispute that happened in the locker room." "Roma" sold "him four times in the last two years and he always decided to stay.
Fonseca had to do it to strengthen his authority in the locker room, but now everything has to get back to normal. Roma has to strive for big goals." "I know the locker room, I know nothing could happen to such an extent that it would lead to such consequences.
Dzeko suffered big humiliation, "Sabatini said.
The executive director of Roma, and the former team manager of Benfica, Tiago Pinto, stood out on the football market this winter and it seems that he will take over that role in Roma, which has been empty since the moment Gianluca Petrachi was fired.
"I don't know him, we haven't talked yet. If they chose him, I have to think he's the right man for the job. Football clubs are now looking for directors who care about scouting, analysis, and statistics, he wants to act as a sports director."
"That. is a job he has never done in his career. He wants to start in Roma and I wish him good luck. " Frederic Maasara was the director of Roma a few years ago, but he did not stay at the club, which Sabatini considers a huge mistake.
"The Roma made a mistake by firing him. He is a nice guy with a great culture and commitment. He comes to the office at 07.30 and leaves at night." "I know he didn't stay because he tried to defend Monchi, a man who made a mistake, but he managed to bring Zanioli. Massara is Salah among the directors. I hope he will succeed, "Sabatini said.