CEO Guido Fienga leaving Roma, Calvo could follow

RomaPress – After eight seasons with the club, CEO Guido Fienga is set to depart Roma.

The Italian executive, who originally joined the club as media director in 2013, voiced his decision to Roma’s ownership early this evening.

According to two sources familiar with the situation, Fienga’s choice stems from discovering that Roma president Dan Friedkin was actively searching for someone to replace him in the role, which he’s occupied since 2019.

The American owner has been in talks with potential candidates throughout the previous three months, preferring someone with a stronger financial background. The Friedkin’s ultimately agreed to select Italian executive Pietro Berardi, the former head of Pirelli’s North American division.

However, a legal source from The Friedkin Group claims that Fienga was informed of this development and was even aware that he wouldn’t be the club’s long-term CEO.

The Friedkin’s, who officially acquired Roma thirteen months, expressed doubts on Fienga very early on, however, they opted to keep him on for the sake continuity.

But he’s unlikely to be the only higher-up that departs Roma. COO Francesco Calvo is expected to accompany him through the exit door.

Calvo, who joined Roma from Barcelona in 2018, is also believed to be on his way out in the coming weeks, ending his three-year relationship with the capital club.