Sat 11 February 2023 | 18:06

Roma CEO insists Mourinho's future doesn't depend on top-four finish

Following Zaniolo's exit, the Roma director insists Jose Mourinho is in full charge and fans should stop the player for his controversial exit.

Ahead of


's Serie A trip to Lecce on Saturday,

Tiago Pinto



about the January transfer market:

“I spoke for 35 minutes about the transfer market the other day, I came here eager to talk about the game, about Lecce and Pantaleo Corvino, who I consider to be one of the best sporting directors in the world, but instead the first question is one I answered the other day? I covered all of this.

“I repeat, we do not need more pressure. We are a team with a very clearly identified leader in coach Mourinho, all the players and members of staff recognise that, we are all in the same boat to achieve our targets.

“The Champions League is an objective for many different clubs, we know what we want to do, but don’t say every day that the world will be perfect if we qualify for the Champions League or we’ll all walk out if we don’t qualify. That is not how football works.

“We just want to focus on getting the result against Lecce and then the next game after that.”


Nicolo Zaniolo

's €15m transfer to Galatasaray, he added:

“I don’t want to spend all season talking about Nicolò or blaming him. What happened happened, it’s true that he blocked our transfer strategy, but we have to go forward. Gini is here, we cannot complain or seek excuses, we can only do our best and then see what happens at the end.”



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