Jose Mourinho has called up 27 players for his first pre-season training camp with Roma and has overseen a session for the first time.
The work begins now for the legendary coach, who is facing one of the toughest challenges of his career in Rome.
After finishing seventh in Serie A last season, Mourinho is inheriting a squad that needs improvements – and the club are already working to get rid of the players they do not want.
Roma have published their list of players involved in the first phase of pre-season. For obvious reasons, it does not include those who are on international duty, as the Euro 2020 final awaits for Bryan Cristante and Alessandro Florenzi.
But there are some more notable omissions for technical reasons, with the likes of Pedro, Federico Fazio, Davide Santon and Javier Pastore all missing.
Reports have suggested they have been told to train alone until they find a new club, as Roma look to trim the fat from Mourinho’s new squad.
A number of Primavera players bolster the ranks, but as previously anticipated, there is no place for Tommaso Milanese despite his brief impression in the first team last season.
Furthermore, no senior player who was out on loan last season – such as Justin Kluivert or Steven Nzonzi – has been recalled to the ranks.
Here are all the players Roma have called up.
Stephan El Shaarawy
Roma’s pre-season schedule will begin with a friendly against Montecatini at Trigoria on July 8th.