AS Roma president James Pallotta has defended his involvement in the club.
Pallotta was asked whether he should be taking a more active role in the clubâ€™s affairs after protests from fans that there was no real leadership in the city.
â€œYou shouldnâ€™t believe what you read. Letâ€™s put all of this in perspective. I have actually only been President of Roma for the last 10 months, so many of the decisions â€“ good ones and some bad â€“ before I became President were made last August.
â€œI think the first real choice Iâ€™ve been involved with in the coaching side is with Rudi and I expect him to be with us for a long, long time.
â€œOn a day to day basis we have a pretty talented team led by Italo Zanzi, who has also only been here for six months, so he has been getting to know everyone and has a good handle on things right now.
â€œJust because Iâ€™m not in Rome on a day to day basis has nothing to do with the effort I or others spend on the operations of Roma.
â€œIâ€™m sorry if you think I disappoint you if Iâ€™m not quoted on a daily basis, but I refuse to believe we should be managing Roma in public.
â€œAs far as Franco Baldini goes, I want to thank him for the time he spent with Roma, both on a professional and personal basis, as I had become very close to Franco. I think heâ€™s done a lot of good things for Roma, it was time for him to make a change and I wish him all the best. We will always remain friends and heâ€™ll always be a part of Roma."