While Roma have had a mixed start to the season, president James Pallotta is happy to give Eusebio di Francesco and Monchi time to adjust.

Roma president James Pallotta says he understands there is a need for patience after a number of changes at the club and he is unconcerned by their indifferent start to the season.

The Giallorossi appointed Monchi as sporting director and Eusebio di Francesco as head coach in the off-season, leading the club in a vastly different direction.

While the outcome has not been wholly positive so far, with a win, a draw and a defeat from three games, Pallotta is willing to give the new men time.

“I have zero issues with what is going on in Trigoria [the training ground],” he told RomaRadio in the week Di Francesco’s men drew 0-0 with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. “I think we are working incredibly hard in Trigoria.

“We have a new coach, some new systems, we have an unbelievably great staff with Di Francesco – and we have one of the best in the world, if not the best, in Monchi.”

After analyzing the various results, he added that he felt good about it, saying stuff takes time with new systems, but he likes the way the team is playing.

Roma have a busy schedule in the next month, continuing their European campaign as well as facing AC Milan and Napoli, but Pallotta is refusing to get hung up on the successes or failures of a specific stretch.

Pallotta said he believes he has a good team at his disposal and he’s not even worried about the busy schedule that is looming in the coming month, saying that if they have all wins in the coming month, then great but if they have a loss or few ties, then that’s okay too.

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