Roma sack coach Francesco, ex-Chelsea boss tipped to step in

Serie A By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 08/03/2019

AS Roma sacked Eusebio Di Francesco after their exit from the Champions League against FC Porto on Wednesday, despite a 2-1 advantage in the first leg at home.

Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri is tipped to replace the Italian, according to report from Italian media.

 Di Francesco first season was successful with Roma, he guided the Roma to the semifinal of the Champions League, including an epic comeback against Barcelona at the Olimpico.

The Italian manager endured a difficult season after Roma suffered a humiliation in the derby against Lazio and the elimination in the Champions League after a 2-1 first leg win prompted the management to relieve him of his duty.

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According to Sky Sport Italia, Claudio Ranieri is the man being lined up to replace him and return to the club.

Ranieri previously coached Roma from September 2009 until February 2011, before he secured a move to Premier League, where he won the Premier League with Leicester City two seasons ago.

Rainieri was previously dismissed by Fulham after three months in charge, he previously had a spell with Inter, Monaco, Greece, Leicester, Nantes.