Roma’s sporting director is a key figure for the club as Fonseca stated during his press conference today.
The role of the sporting director is particularly important not only during the transfer market windows but even in the daily growth of the team. Gianluca Petrachi seems to be really close to Paulo Fonseca and his men as the Portuguese coach highlighted in today’s press conference ahead of the next Serie A match Roma-Napoli.
“He is a strong presence always close to the team. He is demanding and ambitious. I think that his presence is very positive,” said Fonseca to the press. “He is with us every day.”
In the last transfer market window, Petrachi brought many talented players in the Italian capital. When asked about Chris Smalling and his performance with the Giallorossi, Fonseca highlighted the role of Petrachi in this negotiation once more.
“The first time we talked about Smalling was because Petrachi mentioned him. He told me there was this possibility…He is a great and important player for us,” stated Roma‘s head coach Paulo Fonseca today.