AS Roma has suspended sports director Gianluca Petrachi with immediate effect. The Italian first division club officially announced this. Roma did not disclose the reasons. According to media reports, tensions have recently arisen between the manager and President James Pallotta. Petrachi took office almost a year ago and signed a contract until 2022.
The 51-year-old is succeeded by Guido Fenga (50), who previously served as CEO of the Romans. AS Roma are ranked fifth in Serie A, and the restart is scheduled for Wednesday with a home game against Sampdoria Genoa.