Di Francesco still under discussion: Lopetegui an option


The mystery surrounding the managerial helm at Roma continues to persist. Il Tempo journalist Alessandro Austini reports that Roma sporting director Monchi has surrendered himself to the possibility of having to sack Eusebio Di Francesco should the team fail to win against Genoa. On Monday, Monchi will fly to Boston to meet with Pallotta for a series of meetings and should the Giallorossi fail to win — there could be a discussion to find the 16th Roma manager in the last twenty seasons.

If Di Francesco is sacked, the difficult question is who will replace him. Like he allowed Sabatini, Pallotta will give Monchi the power to decide what happens. The most popular name among supporters is Antonio Conte, however, the former Juve boss seems to prefer to wait for a more prestigious clubs such as as Manchester United, while in Italy, he is also in the sights of Inter. Paulo Sousa is the name that has been circulated the most, however, Roma do not seem convinced by him. Vincenzo Montella and Roberto Donadoni are also options, but they also do not excite. One of the names in Monchi’s mind is a familiar face: Julien Lopetegui, the former Real Madrid manager.

The Editor of RomaPress.us, John has been covering Italian football as a freelance journalist for over 10 years and has appeared in various publications including ASRoma.com, EuroFantasyLeague.com, and ESPN.