Video Settings Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE ‘I was kind of surprised to read Monchi say at his press conference that he wanted to go one way and I wanted to go another way,’ said Pallotta.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I appreciate that Monchi never set out to fail at Roma but I want to make something very clear; right from the start, I was very clear about the direction I wanted us to go in and that’s why we spent a lot of money bringing Monchi in. Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Top articles Advertisement Read More PLAY Advertisement Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 19 Mar 2019 4:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link / Read More Comment Monchi has completed his move to Roma (Getty Images)‘From the start, I said I wanted first-class coaches, first-class performance staff, first-class medical staff, first-class scouting and recruitment and a first-class football organisation.‘I gave Monchi the keys to deliver that. I gave him 100 percent control to appoint the coach he wanted, to employ the assistant coaches and the performance staff, to manage the scouting and to bring in the players he wanted.‘If you look at our results and our performances, it’s clear that this hasn’t worked.‘In November, when our season was going from bad to worse and everyone could see that the coach was struggling to get a reaction out of the players, I asked Monchi for his Plan B should things continue to get worse.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He had sole responsibility for football operations at Roma but he didn’t have a Plan B. That was November. He said his Plan B was just to keep doing the same as Plan A.‘So, if I read or listen to the radio interviews he’s giving where he says that the idea of the ownership was different to his and that is why he left, please let me know what Monchi wanted to do differently?‘He asked me to trust him and let him do it his way. We gave him complete control and now we have more injuries than we’ve ever had and are in danger of missing out on finishing in the top three [in Serie A] for the first time since 2014.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Skip 1/1 1 min. story Read More Read More SPONSORED Skip Ad About Connatix V67539 Coming Next Monchi did not have a Plan B, says Roma president James Pallotta (Getty Images)Roma president James Pallotta has slammed Monchi following the Spaniard’s return to Sevilla.Monchi joined Roma nearly two years ago but has now left the Serie A side to move back to his former club as their sporting director.The 50-year-old appeared on course to join Arsenal before he decided to snub the Gunners and re-join Sevilla.And Pallotta has hit out at Monchi for his decision to criticise Roma’s hierarchy.ADVERTISEMENT by Metro Roma chief slams Monchi after he snubs Arsenal to join Sevilla Read More Full Screen
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