Vicenza sporting director Federico Balzaretti: “I learned a lot at Roma.”

Former Roma director Federico Balzaretti

Former Roma left back and executive Federico Balzaretti discussed his recent appointment as sporting director of Serie B outfit Vicenza.

The 39 year-old joined the Venetian side earlier this month after spending the past year working for Italian broadcaster DAZN.

Balzaretti spent seven years with the Giallorossi as both a player and executive before leaving in 2019. He primarily served alongside former sporting directors Walter Sabatini and Ramon Monchi, playing a huge part in the club’s youth sector.

“I had the opportunity to learn a lot during my time at Roma with executives such as Ricky Massara,” he said during Social Football Summit 2021.

“I received this very important opportunity from Vicenza a couple weeks ago. I jumped at the chance to accept it since I felt very prepared.”

“Being a good footballer isn’t enough to make you a good director. I had some bad luck during my playing career before I had to retire at the age of 31.”

The former defender has his work cut out for him as Vicenza currently sit 19th in Serie B on 4 points.

More News
AS Roma general manager Tiago Pinto (Photo credit - Fabio Rossi)
Tiago Pinto weighs in ahead of Inter showdown
FC Internazionale v FC Bayern München: Group C - UEFA Champions League
Henrikh Mkhitaryan before facing former Roma teammates: "We want to win."
FBL-EUR-C3-AS ROMA-HELSINKI
Chris Smalling sounds ready ahead of Inter-Roma

LATEST PODCAST EPISODE

NEXT MATCH

Serie A 2022-23
09-10-2022 18:45
Roma
US Lecce
US Lecce