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Zeman sacked in responsible, strategic way: Roma CEO

Posted on Feb 03, 04:42PM | IANS

Rome, Feb 3 : Roma chief executive officer (CEO) Italo Zanzi has insisted that the Italian capital football club sacked Zdenek Zeman as head coach to overcome a difficult situation in a responsible and strategic way.

The Giallorossi fired their coach Saturday afternoon and handed the team to technical coach Aurelio Andreazzoli, reports Xinhua.

"Our decision today is based on confidence and consistency," Zanzi told the official Roma website Saturday.

"To be clear our ownership has faith in our players, our football management and our strategy. We faced a difficult situation but addressed it in a responsible and strategic way.

"Aurelio Andreazzoli is a true football professional and has a strong track record with A.S. Roma. He knows the value of our players and has their respect. We believe in our team and will continue to fight for every point this season," he said.