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Lo Monaco slams Roma over Mourinho appointment - and Pinto's work

Former Catania chief Pietro Lo Monaco has hit out at Roma over their hiring of Jose Mourinho.

Lo Monaco is also critical of Roma sporting director Tiago Pinto.

He said, "I don't understand why the Roma owners seem so won over by Portuguese football. With all due respect, I hardly think it's better than Italian. If they really want to look abroad, why not go for someone who can be truly transformative, like Marcelo Bielsa?

“In any case, if you bring in a coach like Mourinho, be prepared for a bloodbath on the transfer market. Jose needs his team, so players of a certain level, who at this moment Roma don't have."

He added: “While Conte is a little more diplomatic, we can expect Mourinho to increase the rows that Italian fans seem to love so much. Mourinho knows he has to at least qualify for the Champions League.

“Aside from my ideas about him, Mourinho does not represent a special opponent for me. My Catania's 3-1 win over the Treble-winning Inter is unforgettable."


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