Former Roma Sporting Director Gianluca Petrachi has won a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Giallorossi after Rome’s Labor Court ruled in favor of the 52 year-old following his dismissal from the club in late June.
Judge Paolo Mormile handed down his judgement this afternoon following three month’s of court proceedings between the parties. He determined that Roma lacked any just cause when they officially sacked Petrachi in late June of last summer, less than one year into his three year contract with the club.
Petrachi’s legal team of Sara Agostini, Paolo Rodella and Filippo Aiello initially filed the lawsuit in July after they contended that the club lacked any justifiable cause to sack him and insisted that he either be reinstated to his position or that the remainder of his contract be paid in full.
Following today’s ruling, Gianluca Di Marzio reports that the Giallorossi will now be forced to pay Petrachi for not only his lost wages, but also for damage to his image.
Before his exit, Petrachi still had two years remaining on his deal with Roma, which paid him an annual figure of €2 million (net).