Ranieri unhappy with treatment at Roma

Claudio Ranieri feels he was made a scapegoat at AS Roma.

Claudio Ranieri feels he was made a scapegoat at AS Roma.

Former Chelsea manager Ranieri resigned last Sunday and made way for Vincenzo Montella, hoping a change would shake up his hometown team.

“This term I had become the only scapegoat at Roma. Now the team is there, on their own, and it’s up to them to prove themselves. I resigned out of love for Roma and this city,” he told TG1.

“Sadly, this year personal interests prevailed over those of the team. When we talked in the locker room, everyone agreed that we had to rotate the squad. Then as soon as someone was substituted...

“Now that I am no longer there, though, someone still has to go on the bench.”

He was referring to numerous incidents when players were visibly irritated and disrespectful on the touchline, including Francesco Totti, Mirko Vucinic and Marco Borriello.

“What mistakes did I make during my year and a half at Roma? Perhaps not having left in June...?”

 
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