Sporting director Monchi leaves Roma

Former Sevilla sporting director Monchi has left his position at Roma after less than two years, it has been confirmed.

A statement on Roma’s official website also confirms Ricky Massara has replaced Monchi – who spent 17 years in his role at Sevilla – indefinitely in the position.

“I want to thank Monchi for the dedication he has shown over the last two years,” said CEO Guido Fienga.

“We wish him the best of luck going forward.”

The Spaniard added: “I want to thank President Pallotta, the board, staff, players and fans for their support.

“I wish Roma all the best for the future.”

The 50-year-old joined the Giallorossi in 2017 with a strong reputation after his finds – among them Dani Alves, Ivan Rakitic and Seydou Keita – helped Sevilla win five Europa League titles and two Copa del Rey crowns.

However, his work in the transfer market came under mounting scrutiny at the Olimpico following a poor run of results, culminating first in the exit of Coach Eusebio Di Francesco on Thursday evening.

Roma old boy Claudio Ranieri, meanwhile, has arrived at the club’s training ground ahead of replacing Di Francesco on an interim basis.

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