Roma coach Fonseca to exit at season’s finish

2021-05-04 16:30:54

Paulo Fonseca will depart his function as AS Roma coach on the finish of the season, the Serie A membership has confirmed.

The announcement comes two days earlier than Roma face Manchester United within the second leg of their Europa League semi-final tie, a match Fonseca will nonetheless oversee along with his facet trailing 6-2.

“Even when the outcomes haven’t at all times been there on the pitch, we all know that he has left many optimistic components that may proceed to assist our growth,” Tiago Pinto, the membership’s basic supervisor stated.

“Like the various gifted and younger gamers he has inspired and improved, and our progress within the Europa League this season. We’re constructing a route to success at Roma and Paulo has performed an necessary function in that.”

Fonseca led Roma to a fifth-placed end in Serie A final season however has struggled this time period.

Roma seemed to be on track for a top-four end that will safe Champions League soccer for subsequent season on the flip of the yr, however one win of their final eight league matches has left them seventh within the standings.

“Over these final two years we’ve skilled a variety of highs and lows, however I’ve at all times given my all for this membership and this metropolis – a metropolis that has at all times been so welcoming,” Fonseca stated.

“I want to thank the Roma followers, the gamers and all those that have helped us throughout this journey. We nonetheless have some essential video games in entrance of us this season that we need to win.”

Studies in Italy say former Napoli, Chelsea and Juventus coach Maurzio Sarri is being lined up as Fonseca’s substitute.

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