Tuesday January 24 2017
Monchi: ‘I’ll go to France or Italy’

Potential Roma sporting director Monchi confirms “I want to see if I can do what I did at Sevilla at another club” in Serie A or Ligue 1.

The Giallorossi are without a sporting director since the departure of Walter Sabatini, and the Sevilla man has been heavily linked with the role.

Now the former goalkeeper has declared his intention to seek a new challenge, and confirmed he’ll go to France or Italy.

“I want to see if I can do what I did at Sevilla at another club,” Monchi said in an interview with Bein Sports.

“I want to live and experience perhaps two different countries, France and Italy; there is no specific reason [to leave Sevilla] and no exact date.

“When I see the conditions are right for a boy who arrived at Sevilla aged 18 and has been there for 30 years, I will leave. It will be a bilateral decision, not unilateral. I am the one who has the most doubts of all.

“There is another step you have to take to challenge Real Madrid and Barcelona but this is a club with ambition and I don't think we want to finish third. That would be poor and mediocre.”

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