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Friday March 15 2019
Sevilla and Monchi in talks over reunion

Sevilla are working on a return for former sporting director Monchi, who left the club less than two years ago, report Marca.

The report claims the contact was made before the club’s Europa League elimination to Slavia Prague on Thursday night, with the club lagging in sixth place in La Liga.

Monchi worked at the club in the position of sporting director across 17 seasons before leaving for Roma, whom he departed just last week.

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 last week.

Monchi has also been heavily linked with a move to English club Arsenal, which would see him reunited with former Sevilla boss Unai Emery.

Football Italia website