Why is it so hard for Roma to keep a manager lately?
This has been the huge shortcoming of the project. The main problem is that Baldini/Sabatini whiffed on their first choices both years and took a chance on a third or fourth option.
Luis Enrique was hired after first choices (AVB, Pellegrini and Bielsa et al were among those contacted) didn't come at the time. He was in a bit over his head as far as going to an environment like Roma. From a pretty good source, the players loved him and management really wanted him to stay but he just didn't like the ultra high 24-7 pressure.
His resignation was a bit of a surprise and Baldini/Sabatini again couldn't convince their top choices (Pellegrini, Allegri, Blanc et al) and opted for Zeman who they kind of half arse supported. Seems they knew he was a huge gamble and really didn't want to revamp the roster to fit his style where needed.
What the club suffers from more than anything is lack of continuity. So, as much as I have doubts about Allegri that he's at least an established successful manager with the pedigree to weather a storm of a few bad results is a positive.
This post was edited on 5/27 at 8:05 pm