Rudi Garcia: “Di Francesco axe is shameful.”

Rudi Garcia di Francesko

Rudi Garcia thinks that Roma made a big mistake by sacking their manager Eusebio Di Francesco!

Rudi Garcia thinks that sacking Di Francesco was shameful from Roma.

AS Roma has decided to part ways with Eusebio Di Francesco.

They did so after a poor results in Serie A and getting knocked out of Champions League.

It was still a surprising move from Roma as this move made a mini-revolution at the club. Sporting Director, Monchi, also left his post and so did some of the other coaching staff.

This move left some fans stunned, but Di Francesco’s position has been shaky for quite a while.

After a fantastic Champions League run last season, this season didn’t bring any reason to celebrate. Roma was poor in Serie A and even managed to humiliate itself against their biggest rival, Lazio.

A controversial defeat to Porto was a decisive moment for Di Francesco as Roma has already appointed a new manager in Claudio Ranieri.


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Rudi Garcia, who is a former Roma manager and current Marseille manager, was shocked that his eventual successor was sacked.

“Some [at Roma] have a very short memory.”

Talking in press conference, Rudi Garcia lambasted his former club for sacking Di Francesco.

“Some have a very short memory, and it’s shameful to fire Di Francesco. If you manage to take your team to the Champions League semi-finals, it means you are a good Coach. Unfortunately, at Roma, more than in any other club, there is a lack of patience and a very short memory.

“Eusebio would certainly have done great things with Roma if he had been given more time.”

Garcia does have a point. There should always be cool head after bad results. Roma decided to react and it might cost it in the future.

You could also say that Roma has always been crippled with “new” managers.

Whenever Roma kept managers for longer than just three seasons, they were always awarded with trophies. Ever since Spaletti, in his first stint, Roma has been changing managers way to often.

That’s one of the main reasons why Roma won its last “official” trophy back in 2008. That’s more than ten years ago and they are making a similar mistake with Di Francesco.

Can Ranieri do a “Leicester” at Roma too? Probably not, as Roma will likely to continue their trophy-less run.

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