Outgoing Roma president James Pallotta gave a brief interview today to Corriere dello Sport, just two days before he officially hands the club over to Dan Friedkin. Here’s what the American had to say ahead of his exit:
There were rumors that you told Roma’s directors not to speak with Friedkin before the deal officially closed.
Are you kidding me? I would never expect such a thing. In fact, I can tell you that some of my directors spoke to Friedkin just a few days ago. I have offered the buyer my total willingness to cooperate since last Fall. I am ready to give advice so that Friedkin can learn from my mistakes so they do not repeat them.
No one can deny this. I have always thought about what’s best for Roma. I want Roma to be successful in the future, regardless of who the owner is.