Thursday October 17 2019
Monchi: 'Roma kicked me out'

Sevilla director of sport Monchi blames injuries for his failed spell at the Olimpico, but concedes Roma “kicked me out.”

He had spent most of his career at Sevilla before trying the experience in Italy from April 2017 to March 2019.

The Spaniard resigned after the club sacked Coach Eusebio Di Francesco, although he now admits that’s not quite what happened.

“When I returned from Roma, or to be more precise, when Roma kicked me out, I started to hear people say that the season was complicated due to many injuries, so I studied the figures,” Monchi told El Confidencial.

“Not being able to use players for 15 per cent of the season has a sporting and economic cost of around €20m, above all when it comes to affecting results.”

Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £9.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: