Arsenal miss out on Monchi as sporting director returns to Sevilla

Arsenal miss out on Monchi as sporting director returns to Sevilla

Sevilla say former sporting director Roman ‘Monchi’ Rodriguez, the man credited with building several title-winning squads, is returning to his old job.

Monchi had left Sevilla two years ago to join Roma, but he left the Italian club last week after poor results. In recent weeks he had been linked with a move to Arsenal, but that has failed to materialise.

Monchi is credited with playing a large role in transforming Sevilla into a championship club thanks to his scouting system that allowed him to sign affordable talents that then became lucrative stars. Among his top discoveries are Dani Alves, Sergio Ramos, Jose Antonio Reyes and Ivan Rakitic.

During his 17 years in charge of the club’s signings and transfers, Sevilla won a record five Europa League titles, plus two Copa del Rey titles, one European Super Cup and a Spanish Super Cup.

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