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Friday August 30 2019
Nainggolan: 'They dismantled Roma'

Radja Nainggolan hit out at Monchi for “dismantling” Roma, discussed controversy on and off the field, his reputation and why “being yourself is setting the best example.”

The new Cagliari signing gave a wide-ranging interview with the Corriere dello Sport and you can read the rest here and here.

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Tuesday August 27 2019
'Monchi offered Zaniolo to Genoa'

Genoa’s former general manager claims Monchi offered Roma sensation Nicolo Zaniolo to his club in January.

Zaniolo was one of Serie A’s breakout stars during the second half of last season with Roma, but Giorgio Perinetti revealed Monchi tried to take him elsewhere.

“On deadline day of the last transfer window, [Federico] Balzaretti called me saying that Monchi wanted to talk to me,” Perinetti, who left Genoa earlier in the summer, told Il Secolo XIX.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Nainggolan: 'I could've stayed at Roma'

Radja Nainggolan admits leaving Roma was “a decision made by someone who is no longer there, so I could even have stayed,” referring clearly to Monchi.

The midfielder never disguised the belief he was pushed out of the club by director of sport Monchi, who quit the day after Coach Eusebio Di Francesco was fired in March.

Nainggolan had already joined Inter, which lasted just one season before he was loaned to Cagliari.

“I split with Roma and that was a very heavy blow to get over,” the Belgian told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday August 16 2019
Agent tirade against 'lying' Roma

A war of words has erupted between Turkish agent Bayram Tutumlu and Roma President James Pallotta, who dubbed the furious representative “hilarious.”

Tutumlu helped broker the moves for Robin Olsen and Cengiz Under, and is close to ex-Giallorossi director of sport Monchi.

The agent went on a Twitter tirade aimed at Roma, President Pallotta, consultant Franco Baldini and new director of sport Gianluca Petrachi – all of it in Spanish.

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Saturday June 29 2019
Monchi wants Nzonzi reunion

Sevilla sporting director Monchi reportedly wants to bring Roma midfielder Steven Nzonzi back to Andalusia.

According to the Spanish football website El Gol Digital, the sporting director wants to reunite with the player that he signed last summer, while he was still employed by the Giallorossi.

The Frenchman failed to report back for a pre-season medical with the capital club and is pushing for a move away from Italy, with Olympique Lyonnais also reportedly interested as they are looking for a replacement for Tottenham-bound Tanguy Ndombele.

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Saturday June 8 2019
Roma revamp backroom staff

Roma are reportedly clearing out their backroom staff with Federico Balzaretti dropped in favour of Antonio Cavallo and Gianluca Petrachi.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the revolution behind the scenes continues apace, as Monchi and his co-workers are being replaced.

Petrachi is already working as their new director of sport, even travelling to Madrid for face-to-face negotiations with new Coach Paulo Fonseca, even though he is still technically under contract with Torino.

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Sunday June 2 2019
Roma start again. And again.

Following an underwhelming campaign and numerous changes on and off the field, Roma will be looking to start from scratch next season, writes Steven Moore.

This is not how President James Pallotta would have expected his season to go, especially after the splendid 2017-18 campaign that saw Roma finish in third place with 77 points and progress to the Champions League semi-finals.

A combination of erroneous decisions in the summer transfer window initiated their decline and Pallotta put the blame squarely on his director of sport Monchi, who quit for a return to Sevilla in March.

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Friday May 31 2019
Monchi: 'Best if Roma move on'

Former Roma director of sport Monchi believes “it’s better for everyone that we move forward” and ignore President James Pallotta’s criticism.

In an open letter on the official club website, Pallotta confirmed some parts of the expose in La Repubblica about Daniele De Rossi’s turbulent exit were true, specifically blaming Monchi for “lying” to the captain and getting their transfer strategy wrong.

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Tuesday May 28 2019
Serie A 2018-19 Review: Roma

Roma's mediocre campaign ended with President James Pallotta pulling the plug on his entire project, and now prospects look awfully grim, writes Andrea Tallarita.

You can read the full club analysis as part of our 2018-19 Serie A Season Review HERE.

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Saturday May 25 2019
Monchi: 'No EDF at Sevilla'

Sevilla director of sport Monchi announced former Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco “will not come here” after reports of a reunion.

Monchi quit Roma in protest after the club sacked Di Francesco in February, bringing in caretaker manager Claudio Ranieri.

There were multiple suggestions the tactician was in negotiations to take on the Sevilla bench for next season.

“With regards to Di Francesco, he will not come here,” Monchi told Estadio Deportivo at an event leading up to the Copa del Rey.

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