AS Roma: Fonseca to leave the club, favorite Sarri to replace him

Almost eliminated from the Europa League and left behind in Serie A, AS Roma have announced that they will not extend the contract of their coach Paulo Fonseca. The Portuguese could be replaced by Maurizio Sarri on the Roman bench next season.

Sacked by Juventus Turin after his elimination in the Champions League against Lyon, Maurizio Sarri could take advantage of another Italian fiasco in Europe to find a bench.

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A week after the slap suffered against Manchester United in the semi-final first leg of the Europa League (2-6), AS Roma announced that their coach Paulo Fonseca would leave the club at the end of the season. The Portuguese technician joined the Italian capital in July 2019 after three great seasons at Shaktar Donetsk.

Fifth in Serie A in 2020 and seventh this season, four games to go, Roma will again miss a Champions League qualification, unless there is a “comeback” against the Red Devils in the Europa League and then a final victory in this C3.

No trophy since 2008

But according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Italian club should not look long for Fonseca’s replacement. The Italian daily affirms that Maurizio Sarri is “one step” from joining the bench of the Louve. Ex-coach of Napoli and Chelsea, the 62-year-old coach has been without a club since his ouster from Juventus on August 8.

Italian champion with the Bianconeri in 2020 and winner of the Europa League in 2019 with Chelsea, Sarri will be eagerly awaited in a club that has not won a trophy since an Italian Cup and Supercup in 2008.


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