Milan (AFP) – Roma president James Pallotta has called on Luciano Spalletti to stay at the club, amid reports the Serie A giants could plug his eventual departure with Sassuolo coach Eusebio Di Francesco.
“I’d love him to stay, you can see how strategically and tactically well we play with him around,” Pallotta told Italian television following a 3-1 win over Sassuolo on Sunday that left Roma eight points behind leaders Juventus.
Serie A runner-up AS Roma have announced plans for an ambitious £1 Billion (€1.5 billion) plan for a new, privately financed stadium and surrounding business and entertainment centre.
Pending government approval, construction will begin on the city's outskirts by December and last up to two years, the club's American president James Pallotta announced Monday as he handed over a detailed dossier on the project to city authorities.
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There sat Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi on the Roma bench, a pair of anguished sons of the Eternal City. No further part would the duo play as their beloved Lupi laboured away fruitlessly against Juventus, down both a man and a goal.
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"Italian football has always been different, special," John Foot wrote in an addendum to Calcio, his history of the beautiful game in the peninsula. "The term ‘calcio' immediately conjures up a game fired by a ruthless culture: winners are always right, losers always wrong, and sportsmanship a sweet anachronism.
Roma owner James Pallotta has told Manchester United that Kevin Strootman is not for sale at any price and that Louis Van Gaal will have to look elsewhere to strengthen his midfield options in January.
United have been linked with a move for the Dutchman in the winter transfer window, with many suggesting that Van Gaal sees Strootman as the missing piece of his midfield jigsaw, but Pallotta said that once Strootman returns to full fitness following his cruciate ligament injury, he will do so in the Eternal City.
After joining Bayern Munich on a five-year deal a couple ofweeks ago, both Mehdi Benatia and his former employers, Roma, have been at each other's throats with sly remarks flying back and forth between the two parties.
It all kicked off again on Monday when Benatia claimed in an interview withGerman magazine Kicker that he was disappointed atRoma for selling him after he told the club he wanted to stay.
AS Roma president James Pallotta has told supporters to blame him for the club's poor form this season and not take it out on players or other club officials.
Pallotta has sacked coach Zdenek Zeman after a poor run of results and the Stadio Olimpico side are well out of the Champions League places in ninth place in Serie A after losing toSampdoria on Sunday.
Roma's president, James Pallotta, has spoken about his frustration concerning rumours of Kevin Strootman leaving Italy for Manchester.
"I do get annoyed," he told Bleacher Report. "I think the papers have finally given up on the Strootman thing, because Kevin's come out and addressed it, saying he likes it in Italy and he has a five-year contract.