Monchi has decided to end his Italian experience as sports director of the Rome. The elimination of the knockout stages of Champions to Porto's hands and the dismissal of coach Di Francesco, a personal bet, have precipitated his decision. The hostile environment against his figure among the bloated Romanist has also been part of the breeding ground of his resignation. On Wednesday, at the Oporto airport, a score of ultras went to Monchi criticizing his management and asked for his resignation. According to La Gazetta dello Sport, there were strong moments of tension. The decision will be made official in the next few hours.
Monchi signed a four-season contract in the summer of 2017, supported by his work at Sevilla, which under his direction signed the most brilliant stage in its history. The semi-finals of the Champions reached last season have been his greatest achievement.