It has been announced that AS Roma will part ways with coach Paulo Fonseca at the end of the season. It’s turned out that he’s not the one that will return them to the glory days.
All the traditional big clubs in Italy are in search of that elite manager who’ll restore the glory days and so far only Inter Milan appear to have gotten their man in the person of Antonio Conte who has now steered them to title success in Serie A for the 2020/21 season.
However, this has not been the case with Roma who have struggled this season and look set to miss out on the UEFA Champions League next season. They were focused on the Europa League as triumph would provide them with a path to Europe’s elite club competition.
However, with the 6:2 trouncing handed to them by Manchester United at Old Trafford in the first leg of their semifinal clash last Thursday, it’s as good as over and the decision to let go of Fonseca at the end of the season comes as no surprise.
Regardless, we’ll wait to see if they can overturn the deficit against Manchester United.
Roma currently sit 7th in Serie A and are on the lookout to sign Maurizio Sarri as their next manager. It can be recalled that Fonseca joined Roma in 2019 after enjoying a successful stint with Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk.
“Over these last two years we have experienced a number of highs and lows, but I have always given my all for this club and this city – a city that has always been so welcoming,” the Portuguese coach said in a statement on the club’s website.
“I would like to thank the Roma fans, everyone we have worked with at (training complex) Trigoria, the players, and all those who have helped us during this journey…
“We still have some very important games in front of us this season that we want to win, and we will continue to give our all in order to do so”.