Pallotta dreams for one between Conte and Sarri, but it won’t be easy


Il Tempo (Biafora) – Starting next season, there will be the eighth manager of the American era sitting on Roma’s bench. Ranieri’s contract has no renewal option, even in the event that the Giallorossi finish in the top four and a Champions League place. The Giallorossi directors are looking for a manager who can reset the team after a year filled with problems. The first name on Pallotta’s list is Antonio Conte, who will resolve his contract dispute with Chelsea in the coming days and will be definitively free. However, Inter and Juve also like the ex-Italian national team manager as the Bianconeri could end their relationship with Allegri. Conte is seeking wages that seem to be outside the parameters of Roma and is also eyeing ample technical guarantees on the construction of the team. The second name in Pallotta’s list is that of Maurizio Sarri, who is also under contract with the London side for €6 million (net) per season. The Tuscan manager is the candidate who’s most closely connected to Pallotta’s most trusted advisor, Franco Baldini. At the moment, though, his first option is to remain with Chelsea. If the powerful Marina Granovskaia, the trusted Chelsea director of Abramovich, should opt to sack Sarri, then he would jump to the prime candidate for the Roma bench. There’s also the possibility of Gasperini and Giampaolo, who have both had convincing campaigns with their respective clubs and are both ready to make the jump to a big side. The situation of Milan’s Gattuso cannot also be underestimated. The ex-Milan midfielder is appreciated in Trigoria as his relationship with the Rossoneri’s management is broken.