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Five candidates who could replace Tiago Pinto as Roma sporting director



5 names have been steered as potential replacements for Tiago Pinto, who formally left his place as sporting director on the Stadio Olimpico upon the shut of the January switch window final week.

The primary of the potential candidates is former Milan govt Ricky Massara, who has been obtainable since his sudden departure from San Siro in June 2023. Massara labored carefully with Paulo Maldini throughout his time with the Rossoneri, however the former Milan captain was additionally moved on on the finish through the low season.

Massara, naturally, is conversant in Serie A and has additionally beforehand labored for Roma between 2018 and 2019, first because the membership’s common secretary, earlier than changing Monchi as director of soccer. He can be the simplest possibility to barter with, claims TMW.

The subsequent possibility is Christopher Vivell, who made his identify as a part of the Purple Bull set-up. He has beforehand been employed by each RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig. He had additionally briefly labored for Chelsea earlier than being positioned on gardening go away by Todd Boehly in 2023.

Monza’s technical director Francois Modesto can be reportedly on the checklist. He spent six years working for Olympiacos, earlier than shifting on to Nottingham Forest within the Premier League. Forest and Olympiacos share an proprietor in Evangelos Marinakis.

Modesto has performed in Serie A beforehand with Cagliari, and has been successful whereas working with Adriano Galliani at Monza after his appointment in 2022.

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Rennes director Florian Maurice is ready to depart his present membership on the finish of the 2023-24 marketing campaign, however stays quiet on his subsequent vacation spot.

TMW report that Roma might maintain a gathering with Maurice’s representatives within the coming days to debate their venture.

One other former Purple Bull consultant may very well be one for consideration. That’s Paul Mitchell, whose most spectacular work was carried out with Southampton whereas employed as Head of Recruitment underneath Mauricio Pochettino between 2013 and 2014.

Mitchell adopted Pochettino to Tottenham, however did fall out with Chairman Daniel Levy earlier than handing in his resignation. He has since labored with the aforementioned RB Leipzig, Cercle Brugge and Monaco in Ligue 1.