Inspired by Roma's recent mercato ventures I decided to create a Roma based story of my own. However I will begin the story in the summer of 2013 without making any updates, therefore there will be no Champions League (at least not for the first season), no Juan Iturbe, no Ashley Cole, no Seydou Keita etc. Hope you'll enjoy!
19 June 2013
García steps down from managerial duties
It was only a week ago Rudi García was appointed manager of A.S. Roma, today the club announced his immediate leave of absence for personal reasons. Unconfirmed reports claim García have had reoccurring heart problems which have left him incapable of managing the club.
During todays press conference at Stadio Olimpico, director of football Walter Sabatini revealed that former Roma striker Marco Delvecchio will be given the role as interim manager until Rudi García returns.
Delvecchio will be taking over a squad which have been undoubtedly weakened in the past week. During Garcías short reign several transfers took place, key players such as Pablo Osvaldo, Erik Lamela and Marquinhos left the club whilst players like Maicon, Morgan De Sanctis and Medhi Benatia arrived. Nevertheless, the outgoing transfers have granted Roma and Delvecchio great financial resources for further signings.
Marco Delvecchio is currently on vacation but is expected to arrive in the capital tomorrow for his first press conference as manager of A.S. Roma.