Roma eyeing Sarri as Fonseca replacement


Former Napoli and Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri has emerged as a concrete managerial candidate for Roma next season.

The Giallorossi could move on from Paulo Fonseca this summer after their chances at a top four finish took a huge blow this month with losses to Napoli and Milan. Their objective of Champions League participation next seasons rests squarely on the Europa League.

Alessandro Austini of Il Tempo has reported today that the Napoli-born tactician, who’s still under contract with Juventus, is intrigued by possibility of taking over at Roma.

Reportedly, Sarri has been sending signals through his agent, Fali Ramadani, and his entourage that he would be interested in the job. Like Allegri, the 62 year-old believes that the team does not need a major overhaul and several of the current players fit his system.

Sarri is eager to return to football after spending this season at home following his departure from the Bianconeri last summer. He previously refused an approach from Fiorentina and views an opportunity, such as the one with Roma, the ideal place to restart.

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