In a recent development reported by Corriere dello Sport, AS Roma appear to have made a definitive decision regarding their next sporting director.
Earlier today, the Italian newspaper revealed that Francois Modesto, currently serving as the technical director at Monza, is poised to take on the role of Roma’s new sporting director following the departure of Tiago Pinto.
Modesto emerged as the frontrunner in the race for the position, triumphing over several contenders from abroad, including Thomas Mitchell, Christopher Vivell, and Florian Maurice.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Modesto has engaged in numerous discussions with Roma President Dan Friedkin and his close associate, Lina Souloukou, a former collaborator from Olympiakos who now serves as Roma’s CEO. Souloukou is purportedly the driving force behind Modesto’s appointment.
It appears that the Friedkins, having opted for De Rossi over Mourinho, are keen on selecting an executive familiar with Serie A, Italian football, the local market, and particularly well-acquainted with the relevant CEOs.
While Roma has yet to issue an official statement, it is understood that Modesto’s arrival in the Italian capital is imminent, with finalization expected shortly.