Europa League: Monchi’s lights and shadows in Rome: From the Champions League semi-finals to the sales of Salah, Rudiger and Alisson

theA romance between Monchi and Roma ended in divorce… prematurely. It only lasted a year and a half. I needed a second to choose Rome, it would be impossible to forget. He reassured the general sporting director of Sevilla on his departure.

His time in Trigoria left him with lights and shadows. “95% of what happened in Rome was my responsibility. I tried to do my best but it’s true that I was wrong And I didn’t have time to correct my mistakes. Looking back, there will be a lot of things I will never do again… The big mistake was that he had to better understand what Rome is. When I realized that, it was too late.”Monchi recently admitted in an interview with “Il Messagero”.

The big mistake was that he had to better understand what Rome is. When I realized it was late


It all depends on which post you’re looking at. sports management,translated into the economic field,I left “cash” surplus of 80 million euros. First year (2017-18) Sold for 154.7 million euros and bought for 93.4, while the second Sold for €149.3m and bought for 130.6kg.

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This financial surplus did not find anything similar in the sports field. The impact of his 22 signings (Zaniolo, Kolarov, Pellegrini, Kluivert, Under, Fazio, Schick, Olsen, Karsdorp, Marcano, Nzonzi, Pastore, Hector Moreno …) was much less than the person who, in the long term, They made some of their key sales: Salah, Rudiger, Alisson…

Munchi Contracts in Rome

  • 2017-18 -> Rick Karsdorp (Feyenoord, 16m)
  • 2017-18 -> Cengiz Under (Basaksehir, 14.25)
  • 2017-18 -> Bruno Pires (Torino 12.5)
  • 2017-18 -> Lorenzo Pellegrini (Sassuolo, 10)
  • 2017-18 -> Juan Jesus (Inter, 8)
  • 2017-18 -> Mario Rui (Empoli, 6)
  • 2017-18 -> Hector Moreno (PSV, 5.7).
  • 2017-18 -> Maxim Gonalons (O.L. Leon, 5).
  • 2017-18 -> Aleksandar Kolarov (Man City, 5)
  • 2017-18 -> Federico Fazio (Tottenham Hotspur, 3.2)
  • 2017-18 -> Jonathan Silva (Sporting CP, on loan).
  • 2018-19 -> Patrik Cech (Sampdoria, 42)
  • 2018-19 -> Stephen Nzonzi (Sevilla, 26.65)
  • 2018-19 -> Javier Pastore (PSG, 24.7)
  • 2018-19 -> Justin Kluivert (Ajax 17.25)
  • 2018-19 -> Grégoire Defrel (Sassuolo, 15 years old)
  • 2018-19 -> David Santon (Inter, 9.5).
  • 2018-19 -> Robin Olsen (Copenhagen, 9)
  • 2018-19 -> Nicolo Zaniolo (Inter, 6.75)
  • 2018-19 -> Anti Coric (Dinamo Zagreb, 6th)
  • 2018-19 -> Brian Cristante (Atalanta, 5 years old)
  • 2018-19 -> Antonio Mirante (Bologna, 4)
  • 2018-19 -> Daniel Fozzato (Palmeiras, 0.5).
  • 2018-19 -> Marcano (Porto, Free)
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“We had to sell Salah”

“We had to sell yes or yes before June 30th to comply with UEFA’s financial control. We had no other choice because he wanted to leave and we had to sell him. It was more than 42 million,” Monchi confirmed to justify his decision to sell Salah.

The first season, in terms of sports, also brought some extraordinary “dividends”. Roma finished third in Serie A and reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1984.

The second, however, began to “crooked”. “I ask you to stop talking about my leaving because I do not wish to leave Rome,”Munshi already warned in November. Elimination in the Champions League by Porto and defeat in the derby by Lazio (3-0) created a difficult “fertile ground”.

“You ruined the team, you have to go.”

In fact, the general manager of sport in Seville had a run-in with ‘tifosi’ at the airport after saying goodbye to Europe. “You ruined the team, you have to go,” they shouted at him. “In six months I have come to look for you one by one,” Munshi would have answered, however, offering his own version: “I read that my words were incorrectly reproduced. It is true that there was a moment of tension, because of the great disappointment we all felt. I apologize to all the fans.”

The dismissal of Eusebio Di FrancescoMonchi’s personal bet, and Ranieri’s arrival It meant his farewell to Rome Fifth, three points behind Inter and fourth. Clashes with the property, with James Pallotta at the helm, marked his departure.

“We spent a lot of money to bring in Monchi. He said he wanted top notch coaches, staff, doctors and scouts… top notch. Monchi was given the keys to it. I gave him 100% control to name the coach, assistants, scouting staff and players he wanted. If we look at the result, it clearly didn’t work.” Pallotta confirmed.

We spent a lot of money to bring Monchi. Monchi was given the keys to it, and if we look at the outcome, it clearly didn’t work

James Pallotta

“We gave him total control and he didn’t have a plan B. Moreover, we now have more casualties than ever before and we are at risk To be among the “Top 3” for the first time since 2014.he insisted.

Now, Monchi and Roma meet again with the Europa League final between them… And the general sporting director of Sevilla is delighted: “I’m glad it happened in the final, If they had asked me who I would like to play this match with, I would not have doubted it, I would have said Roma.

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