Friday March 8 2019
Reports: Monchi leaves Roma

It’s reported Monchi has agreed to terminate his Roma contract by mutual consent, following Eusebio Di Francesco’s dismissal.

Sky Sport Italia and Tuttomercatoweb agree Monchi will leave Roma by mutual consent on Friday following a meeting between board members the night before.

TMW adds the sporting director is in line for a severance package of €1.5m and that he will sign a three-year contract with Arsenal.

As for who will replace the Spaniard, the website writes the Giallorossi are eyeing Sampdoria pair Walter Sabatini and Carlo Osti.

In the meantime, in-house duo Ricky Massara and Federico Balzaretti are expected to fill the void on an interim basis.

Monchi is believed to have felt increasingly isolated and disenfranchised at the Stadio Olimpico, as he had been a staunch defender of Di Francesco.

It's reported the decision to fire the Coach saw Monchi over-ruled by President Jim Pallotta and he was not convinced by incoming caretaker manager Claudio Ranieri either.

The director of sport was involved in an ugly spat with Roma fans at the airport on the way back from the Champions League extra time defeat to FC Porto on Thursday morning.

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