Now it’s official — Eusebio Di Francesco has been sacked by AS Roma. The club released a statement today after several hours of meetings after the Giallorossi crashed out of the Champions League. Here is the full announcement:
AS Roma announced today that head coach Eusebio Di Francesco has left the club with immediate effect. The club would like to thank Eusebio for his work during his time at AS Roma and wish him success in the future. Di Francesco, who won the Scudetto with the Giallorossi as a player in 2001, returned to Rome as first-team coach in the summer of 2017.
Club president Jim Pallotta said: “On behalf of myself and everyone at AS Roma, I’d like to thank Eusebio for his work and his commitment. Since returning to the club, Eusebio has always acted professionally and put the club’s needs ahead of his own. We all wish him well for the future.”
Di Francesco will be best remembered by fans for leading Roma’s 2017-18 Champions League campaign, the furthest the club had gone in the tournament since 1984, and for plotting the incredible 3-0 comeback against Barcelona to reach the semi-finals.