Roma sack director Di Francesco following Champions League exit

The Giallorossi have gone separate ways with their head mentor after a frustrating European exit against Porto

Roma have sacked chief Eusebio Di Francesco, the Serie An outfit have reported.

The Giallorossi have had a disillusioning season locally, sitting outside the best four places in Italy and were dumped out of the Champions League by Porto in the round of 16.

A 2-1 win in Rome was fixed as the Portuguese outfit coordinated that outcome in a hour and a half to take the amusement to additional time before Alex Telles scored a punishment that sent them through and maintained a strategic distance from the lottery of a shootout.

Di Francesco’s position was at that point under investigation already, however the club’s initial European exit – having achieved the semi-finals last season – seems to have been the issue that crosses over into intolerability.

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The club’s chain of command have obviously officially attracted up a waitlist to succeed him, with Claudio Ranieri among the top choices for the job on a transitory premise until the finish of the period.

Laurent Blanc and Paulo Sousa are likewise in the casing close by the previous Fulham and Leicester City supervisor, despite the fact that the last has been unequivocally connected with a move to Ligue 1 outfit Bordeaux.

Di Francesco went through four years with Roma as a player, winning the Scudetto in 2001, preceding returning as a director in 2017.

He completed third in Serie A preceding achieving the semi-finals of the Champions League regardless of being attracted a troublesome gathering with Atletico Madrid and Chelsea, engineering a hair-raising rebound against Barcelona in the quarter-finals en route, returning to win on away objectives after a 4-1 rout in Spain.


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