Seems pretty harsh on Monchi’s time with the club.
Pallotta claims the coverage had consequences. “He (Monchi) was so against getting help. After one month it was just so clear. He felt that he had to prove he was Monchi, that he was not going to listen to anything we came up with from our data.
He wasn’t going to listen to anything we came up with internally. Nothing. Zero. The other mistake I made is, like, I should have realised that he calls himself Monchi… it’s like calling yourself Madonna. That should have been a warning sign for me.”
The expectations after that first season were through the roof and meeting them was always going to be a tall order. Roma did not kick on after reaching the final four of the Champions League.
They went backwards. The club believed Monchi should have had a Plan B. In hindsight Pallotta thinks that was presumptuous. “You can’t have a Plan B unless you have a Plan A. At the end of the day I don’t think he had a Plan A.”