Roma appoints president during DiBenedetto delay

Unicredit lawyer Roberto Cappelli has been appointed president

of the Roma soccer club following delays in the takeover by Boston

executive Thomas DiBenedetto.

A group of American investors led by DiBenedetto signed a deal

in April to take over the club, but the change hasn’t been approved

by Roma’s board of directors.

Roma says in a statement that it also made former Lecce CEO

Claudio Fenucci CEO, and gave the new executive board powers to run

the club – essentially ending the Sensi family’s 18-year reign at

the club.

DiBenedetto hopes to become president by the end of the

month.