NEWS
Sunday August 9 2020
Roma look at Leeds United director

Roma are seeking a new director of sport following the club takeover, and the latest candidate is Victor Orta of Leeds United.

President James Pallotta signed the takeover agreement with Texan billionaire Dan Friedkin this week, beginning a new era at the Stadio Olimpico.

Director of sport Gianluca Petrachi was fired a couple of months ago, so the first order of business is to find a suitable replacement.

Calciomercato.com are pointing towards Orta, a Spanish official who worked with ex-Roma director Monchi at Sevilla from 2006-13, then Zenit St Petersburg and Middlesbrough.

He has now helped Leeds United achieve promotion to the Premier League, working with Marcelo Bielsa.

Other candidates would all be familiar with Roma, such as Walter Sabatini and current Boca director Nicolas Burdisso.

A more ambitious target is Fabio Paratici, but he seems unlikely to leave Juventus.