Sunday May 22 2011
Montella watches media for Roma job

Vincenzo Montella admits it was “a little strange to hear my career prospects through the media” after three months in charge of Roma.

“It was a little strange to hear my career prospects through the media. A week ago I was 90 per cent sure of staying according to the newspapers, now it's 10 per cent.

“I too can choose my future with a relaxed state of mind. I think during this period I have been evaluated by the directors who are at the training ground every day and it was gratifying to prove I can already do this job.

“It's already a very satisfying experience and we'll see over the next few days what happens.”

Montella was promoted from the Roma youth academy when Claudio Ranieri resigned for his first major management job.

“My plans before being given the senior squad were to go through the ranks of the youth academies, but after this experience I feel ready and it would be difficult to go back to training the kids. These three months were like three years.”

There were tears at the final whistle in the 3-1 win over Sampdoria, as players went into the stands and handed flowers to the Sensi family.

“We wanted to salute President Rosella Sensi and her whole family, those who have been with Roma and showed their passion for the club for decades. That goes right back to her father, Franco Sensi, and it was a very sad moment for us to wave goodbye.”

From next season, American investor Thomas Di Benedetto will be the new President.

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