Roma’s former General Secretary, Pantaleo Longo, set to sign with Verona after his error handed them an automatic win over the Giallorossi


Roma’s former General Secretary, Pantaleo Longo, rose to infamy earlier this season after he mistakenly added midfielder Amadou Diawara to the Under-22 portion of the Giallorossi’s official roster, which was submitted to the Lega Serie A.

Diawara, who was a starter in the match against Verona, turned 23 years-old in July and should have been added to the club’s full 25-man roster. Since Roma did not notice this error until after the match against the Venetian side, they were handed an automatic 0-3 loss for having fielded an ineligible player.

The embarrassing mistake led to Longo, who was responsible for submitting Roma’s official rosters to both the Lega Serie A and UEFA, resigning from his post not long thereafter.

In a rather stunning yet curious twist, Longo has accepted a new role and is officially ready to join a new club: Hellas Verona.

SportItalia reports that Longo, who previously worked at Lazio and Torino, will sign a three-year contract with the Veneto-based side, who were handed the three points against Roma thanks to his mistake.

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