Petrachi requests €5m in compensation due to Roma dismissal


Roma published their latest financial report two days ago and in the report, the club detailed the situation surrounding the exit of former Sporting Director Gianluca Petrachi, who was sacked in June.

Petrachi, who joined the club in June 2019, was officially sacked on the 30th of June for what the club called “a series of misconduct.”

In the report, the Giallorossi stated, “On the 18th of June, the club launched a disciplinary procedure against Mr. Gianluca Petrachi pursuant to art. 7, law n. 300/700. In particular, the club has charged Mr. Petrachi with a series of managerial misconduct.”

“The charges are in relation to his management of the sporting area of the club during the lockdown period, public statements and criticisms made against the club, and offensive tones and language used towards President James Pallotta on the 18th of June.”

“As noted on the 23rd of June, Mr. Petrachi denied all charges and on the 24th of June, the club announced his dismissal. On 3 July 2020, the club filed for Petrachi’s dismissal to be made due to just cause as the employment relationship was unable to move forward.”

The report concluded, “On 17 August 2020, Mr. Petrachi submitted an appeal before the Labor Court of Rome aiming to nullify his dismissal from the 3rd of July due to just cause. His appeal also seeks compensation of €5 million in damages from AS Roma. The first hearing on the matter will be held on 4 November 2020.”

Since Petrachi’s departure, Roma has yet to fill the vacancy as new owners Dan and Ryan Friedkin, who acquired in the club in August, are looking to restructure the club’s hierarchy.

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