Candela: Rudi Garcia is “a great maestro”

Scudetto winning Vincent Candela spoke about his former club and current manager Rudi Garcia.

Who from the World Cup would you bring to Roma?
“A striker who you can bet on scoring 25 goals per season. I don’t want to say Luis Suarez, however, but a great forward next to the captain Totti would help in the fight in the Champions League and Scudetto with Juventus. Last year, there was talk of Dzeko and Benzema, they wouldn’t be bad, but I trust sporting director Sabatini, who, up until now, hasn’t missed a beat. Then I would say a left-back, which is an important position in Garcia’s game.”

What do you think of Rudi Garcia?
“I know him, he’s attentive to every detail. Sometimes it’s excessive, but he makes all the difference. He’s not lying, up until now, all of his strategies have worked. He knows how to be a great maestro.”

The Editor of, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including,, and ESPN.