AS Roma director Franco Baldini says they're delighted with their spiky coach Zdenek Zeman.

Zeman has already hit headlines for calling FIGC President Giancarlo Abete "the enemy of football" and sniping at former Juventus star Gianluca Vialli.

"His opinions are understandable and there is no difference in viewpoints between the club and the Coach.

"You journalists stirred up the controversy, as every opinion given in a general sense becomes targeted. We knew that we were hiring this type of character."