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Saturday January 12 2019
Sabatini: 'Pastore could've been a star'

Walter Sabatini believes Javier Pastore could’ve been a superstar, but “rested on his laurels at PSG” and is doing the same with Roma.

Sampdoria director Sabatini is back speaking to the media after several weeks in treatment and even confessed he is cutting down his prodigious smoking habit.

He was on Rai 3 when discussing his career at Palermo, Roma, Inter and now Samp.

“I did suffer when having to sell certain Roma players, but it was a problem the club simply had to face up to and deal with,” said Sabatini.

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Wednesday January 9 2019
Sabatini returns to Samp

Walter Sabatini has resumed work for Sampdoria after overcoming breathing difficulties but admits ‘I’ve suspended my relationship with cigarettes’.

Sabatini was rushed to hospital in September with severe respiratory problems, tied to his chain-smoking ways, but has since returned to Liguria after recovering at his home in Rome.

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Saturday October 20 2018
Sabatini recovering well

Sampdoria director Walter Sabatini is reportedly recovering well and eager to get back to work with the Blucerchiati.

The former Roma and Inter chief was rushed to hospital on September 10 with severe breathing difficulties, tied to his legendary chain-smoking habit.

According to Il Secolo XIX newspaper, Sabatini is progressing well under treatment and ready to resume his work at Marassi soon.

The 63-year-old is a former player and Coach who was appointed technical director of Sampdoria in July.

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Monday September 10 2018
‘Sabatini situation under control’

Sampdoria have responded to reports of Walter Sabatini being admitted to intensive care by assuring that ‘the situation is under control’

Leggo reported on Monday that Sabatini – known for being an avid smoker – had been taken to a hospital in Rome after his breathing problems flared up.

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Monday September 10 2018
Report: Sabatini in intensive care

Sampdoria technical director Walter Sabatini is reportedly in intensive care with a serious illness.

An avid smoker, Leggo claims Sabatini was admitted to Sant’Eugenio hospital in Rome.

The 63-year-old has suffered from breathing problems in the past, but the newspaper notes his latest bout was ‘heavier’.

Sabatini only joined Samp over the summer after spells with Lazio, Palermo, Roma and Inter.

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Monday September 3 2018
Sabatini: 'Quagliarella our champion'

Sampdoria technical director Walter Sabatini hailed Gregoire Defrel and “champion” Fabio Quagliarella after beating Napoli 3-0.

The Blucerchiati emerged victorious with a brace from ex-Roma striker Defrel and a wondergoal by Quagliarella.

“The real Sampdoria is the one we saw yesterday, but also the one that played and narrowly lost to Udinese. We have to take the good with the bad,” Sabatini told Gianlucadimarzio.com.

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Tuesday August 21 2018
Saudi offer for Sampdoria?

Sampdoria patron Massimo Ferrero is considering an approach to buy the Serie A club from Al-Ittihad owners, it’s reported.

According to newspaper La Repubblica and independent online daily Lettera43, the current owners of Al-Ittihad are interested in purchasing the club based in Genoa.

Ferrero is a movie producer and bought Samp in the summer of 2014 for free, taking on their €15m in debt.

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Friday July 13 2018
Sabatini: ‘Couldn’t work at Inter’

Walter Sabatini laments “it wasn’t possible” to work at Inter, and left because “the Chinese no longer listened to me”.

The Sampdoria technical director was brought in to co-ordinate between the Nerazzurri and Jiangsu Suning, but he stepped down earlier this year.

Today he gave a lengthy interview to the Corriere dello Sport, who asked what he’ll remember from his time with the Beneamata.

“The fans,” Sabatini replied.

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Friday July 13 2018
Sabatini: ‘Pallotta is insecure’

Former Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini calls President James Pallotta “an insecure man”.

The famed transfer guru is now technical director at Sampdoria, but he still retains a love for the Giallorossi thanks to his time in the capital.

“I’m trying to heal from the Roma disease, I can’t carry it with me all my life,” Sabatini told Corriere dello Sport.

“Roma is not a team, it’s a state of being in your soul. I can’t carry that with me for all my life.

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Friday July 13 2018
Sabatini: ‘Ronaldo will improve calcio’

Sampdoria technical director Walter Sabatini calls Juventus’ signing of Cristiano Ronaldo “lucid madness which will enrich all of Italian football”.

The Ballon d’Or has signed for the Bianconeri in a €100m deal, and the former Roma sporting director believes that can only be good for Italian football.

“It was lucid madness which will enrich all of Italian football and intensify Juve immeasurably,” Sabatini told Corriere dello Sport.

“It took crazy courage just to even think about this deal.”

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