Roma continue search for sporting director

John Solano

RomaPress – There is less than one week remaining in the transfer window as Roma continue to operate on the market without a sporting director.

Roma’s new owners, The Friedkin Group, want to create a new directorial structure at the club and the changes commenced yesterday with the departure of Vice President Mauro Baldissoni, who left the club after nine years.

Father-son duo Dan and Ryan Friedkin want to create a perfectly aligned hierarchy that includes a CEO, COO, General Director and Sporting Director with Ryan serving in the role as Vice President.

The Americans hope to fill the role of Sporting Director in the coming weeks just after the close of the transfer window on the 5th of October.

One of the candidates that Friedkin has already had contact with is German Ralf Rangnick, who officially departed his role of Head of Sport and Development at Red Bull earlier this summer.

Rangnick would require autonomy on the transfer market and construction of the team and there are doubts on the part of Friedkin that the 62 year-old would be open to the collaborative process and structure that they envision.

Meanwhile, former Chelsea and Monaco director Michael Emenalo has offered himself to the Giallorossi. The 55 year-old has been out of work since August 2019 following his departure from the Ligue 1 outfit after two seasons.

Friedkin, though, do not seem interested in Emenalo’s services and are considering other candidates.

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