Ramon Rodriguez Verdejo “Monchi”, the former sporting director of Sevilla FC, was interviewed by the radio show “El Larguero” and he spoke about his future.
“Today I’m not happy because my team (Sevilla) didn’t win. In this moment of transition, I’m still the sporting director of the club. I will leave the club in 15-20 days, perhaps a month. This separation will be a gradual process, I want to make sure that Sevilla gets used to my absence. The actual organization of the club is ideal. It’s a great place where to work and we have to give continuity to this organizational structure. I will not go to another Spanish team, I cannot do it. I’m a Sevilla fan and I see my future only abroad. I also exclude the possibility of a sabbatical year.”
In reference to his possible new job at Roma Monchi said:
“The Giallorossi made me an offer and I like their project. They waited for me but I still haven’t signed any contract. I got many offers, even from France and England. I don’t think that my career as a sporting director will depend on my decision to go or not to go to Roma. Very soon I will decide what to do, you guys do not have to wait for a long time.
I visited Rome some time ago and I can say that it is a beautiful city. Last time I was there we suffered 6 goals (he is talking about the friendly match Rome-Sevilla in August 2015, final score 6-4.)
I can say that in the negotiation phase I work independently. I don’t have the same work philosophy of Real Madrid. Dani Alves was my perfect purchase. I was also very close to Marcelo, Van Persie, and De Jong. My best profits? Kondogbia, which we bought for €3 million and sold for €20 mln, but also Krychowiak and Baptista. My most tiring purchase? Gameiro from PSG, we negotiated his price-tag for a long time.”