Roma eye confirming Massara as permanent DS in June


Leggo (Balzani): “Massara deserves the the sporting director role. He’s a great professional and done a lot of hard work”. The recommendation arrived yesterday from enemy territory in the form of Luciano Spalletti. He’s well-known at Trigoria and was chosen for the “post-Monchi” era, at least until June. However, the will is to continue together, but with an expanded staff which would include Federico Balzaretti, who would be promoted to vice sporting director, Totti and Ranieri, who could remain as a technical director – he speaks 4 languages, which could be a valuable trait during transfer market negotiations.

Meanwhile, Franco Baldini could step aside in coming months and is said to be reconsidering his future. For now, Roma are not looking at other figures but at Trigoria they will monitor the situations related to Giuntoli of Napoli and Petrachi of Torino.

Massara has links especially with French football where Roma like Nicolas Pépè of Lille and Mendy of Lyon. Furthermore, Alessandro Soli, a transfer market consultant for AEK Athens and Dusseldorf, could also enter his staff.

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.