Fonseca leading over De Zerbi for the Roma bench

John Solano

Corriere della Sera have reported that Paulo Fonseca is the favorite over Sassuolo’s De Zerbi to land in Rome as the new manager of the Giallorossi. Reportedly, Gianluca Petrachi could be the one who travels to Lisbon to present the official offer of Roma to the Portuguese boss: a three-year contract worth €2.5 million plus bonuses per season.

People close to the Shakhtar manager describe him as very motivated to accept a new challenge and confirm that he has been told for some time what the situation is in Rome. In short, Fonseca is waiting only on Roma, who are keeping other avenues open for the time being. Why? Not because there is no confidence in reaching the objective, but because nothing can be taken for granted. So at Trigoria they remain vigilant about what is happening at Juventus, as Sarri is currently “frozen” while the Bianconeri try and learn if they can lure Guardiola to Turin — the Tuscan would be considered their “fall back” plan. A similar description that can be given to De Zerbi for Roma.

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