They point him out as the great architect of the elimination of Barcelona in the Champions League. Roma‘s sporting director knows how to manage a club.
Over the months, Monchi has managed to give ‘The Eternal City’ a footballing excitement that had disappeared for a long time. Just a few weeks ago, the Giallorossi kicked Barcelona out of the Champions League qualifying for the semi-finals of the most prestigious international competition for clubs.
The Spaniard is an expert and talented sporting director able to discover rough diamonds that can turn into superfine jewelry. “I really like my job, everyone has his way of doing things and they are all respectable. I’ve noticed I’ve improved, but I need to keep learning every day,” said the former Sevilla keeper to ‘El Economista’. “Economically speaking, before doing something you need to know which club you are in. When you know your club you start doing the first operations. At Sevilla, we started almost from scratch but in Rome, the situation was already improved.”
Monchi knows that players’ trading represents a great resource for clubs. In the past few years, the Lupi traded out several players albeit the overall quality of the team improved. “We need to continue making capital gains to keep growing. After 30 years in football, you realize that there are difficult times, but you have to know how to overcome them,” concluded the Spaniard.