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Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Thomas DiBenedetto is Roma president

Associated Press

ROME -- Boston executive Thomas DiBenedetto has become president of Roma.

DiBenedetto leads a four-man American group that became the first foreign majority owners of a Serie A club when they closed the deal last month.

Still, DiBenedetto had to be formally named president at a club board meeting Tuesday.

DiBenedetto says, "We will continue to work intensively to bring to the passionate fans of AS Roma a team that they can be proud of."

Roma has had a slow start to the season, beating Parma 1-0 Sunday for its first victory under new coach Luis Enrique.