Sunday May 31 2015
Garcia infuriates Roma chiefs

There are growing reports of a massive breakdown between Coach Rudi Garcia and Roma directors.

The Giallorossi secured second place and direct access to the Champions League with last week’s 2-1 victory over Lazio.

However, in his Press conference yesterday Garcia insisted he did everything possible with the squad at his disposal, warning “the gap will be even bigger next season, especially as we are restricted by Financial Fair Play rules.

“We never said our objective was anything other than to qualify for the Champions League.

“Papers made Roma into a candidate for the Scudetto, but the season showed the divide is too big for us. There’s no point taking fans for a ride. We won our tournament, which was between 19 teams.

“There is a big difference between objectives and ambitions. The President and I have great ambitions, but he too knows the beauty of this city, which was not built in a day.”

There are also suggestions in Il Messaggero newspaper that Garcia invited himself to a transfer strategy summit in London next Thursday.

President James Pallotta and director of sport Walter Sabatini are said to be irritated at Garcia’s attitude, because they feel the squad is capable of doing much better.