Interviews

Ex-Roma executive Umberto Gandini does not exclude return to Italian capital

Andy Mattioli
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Former Roma executive Umberto Gandini looked back on his spell with the Giallorossi as the club’s CEO between 2016 and 2018 and discussed Roma’s current situation.

In an interview with Teleradiostereo, Gandini said, “The FFP rules also affected the Roma of my time, we had to make certain decisions that with hindsight we would not have made and which forced us to sell some players. In those years Milan gave up on Europe to focus on the league, but I don’t know if Roma can do it now.”

“I had a great time at Roma, I am proud of having contributed to one of the club’s greatest moments, namely the semi-final of the Champions League, in a difficult moment with the end of the reign of Totti, the arrival of Di Francesco and many other things . We reached the semi-final and qualified for the Champions for 2 years in a row.”

“Pallotta? It wasn’t easy to work with an owner who wasn’t there, but it wasn’t as distant as it seemed from the outside: Jim called us every day, he wanted to be informed and involved in every decision. It is difficult to work with an owner who does not understand everyday life and our everyday life is Roma.”

“My future? I don’t do Pinto’s job, my role is currently filled at Roma but I don’t set limits for the future. I’m one of the few who left Roma without any kind of antagonism, it was all beautiful.”

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MatchDay 37
19 May 20:45
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