AS Roma's former captain and record goalscorer Francesco Totti left his job in the management team on Monday, bitterly complaining that the club's U.S. owner had never given him a proper role.
During a dramatic news conference at the Italian Olympic Committee, the 42-year-old Roma great said during his two years in a technical role he was repeatedly excluded from strategic decisions and felt obliged to walk out of his only club.
"It was not my fault... Today is like dying. It would have been better...
Roma have pulled out of this year's International Champions Cup preseason tournament (matches airing live this summer on ESPN and ESPN+) because of their "unforeseen involvement" in the early rounds of Europa League qualifying, the Serie A club said on Wednesday.
AS Roma president James Pallotta has admitted in a brutally honest open letter that the club's season was a "complete disaster" but defied his critics by saying he would not standing down.
Roma fell far short of expectations as they finished sixth in Serie A and were beaten in the Champions League round of 16 by Porto. Coach Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked after that elimination in March and sporting director Monchi also left.
Roma, currently without a coach, have not won a major trophy since Pallotta,...