Saturday February 2 2013
Mazzone: 'Incompetent Roma'

Ex-Roma Coach Carlo Mazzone claims the club “is incompetent” after it sacked Zdenek Zeman today.

The Giallorossi directors came together for crisis talks and pulled the plug on Zeman’s brief reign this afternoon, handing the team to member of staff Aurelio Andreazzoli.

“I do not agree with the decision to sack Zeman,” Mazzone told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“When they decided to hire Zeman, they knew his strengths and weaknesses. It requires patience and I don’t think he was responsible for the situation that was created there.

“Zeman has an important career behind him and he would’ve paid out of his own pocket to win with Roma. It was his dream job.

“Over the last 18 months this team has changed so many players, some who are very talented and others who are just kids. They need time to grow.

“I would’ve gone to the end of the season with Zeman and given him time, even after 10 defeats. Whoever made this decision is incompetent. Making a choice like this at this stage of the season is incomprehensible.”

Andreazzoli is only a caretaker manager awaiting talks for a replacement, as Marco Giampaolo, Laurent Blanc and Walter Novellino have been mentioned.