Monday’s sole Serie A match could foreshadow Ranieri and Roma’s future.
The club of Trigoria will select a new head coach soon. President Pallotta has announced Di Francesco’s departure.
One season removed from a UEFA Champions League semi-final and a third overall finish in Serie A, the players, the board, and the fans look to do some difficult soul searching.
Roma coach Di Francesco spoke to the press ahead of the Champions League clash against Porto. The Italian coach doesn’t want distractions, this is a vital match for everyone.
Former Roma defender Christian Panucci could be the next coach of the giallorossi. He would be replacing Di Francesco until the end of the season.
The Italian coach could be discharged if the Champions League match against Porto doesn’t go as Jim Pallotta expects. Di Francesco’s group has failed too many times this season.
From an analytical point of view, the move never made sense in the first place. Both managers are essentially in the same spot, though Di Francesco seems to have the slight upper hand with a recent victory in the UCL.
The Italian coach is not happy with the performance of his group but blesses yesterday’s win against Bologna.
The Italian coach spoke to the press ahead of the Champions League first-leg match against Porto. Di Francesco believes his group must find the right defensive setup to overcome a tough obstacle, Porto.
The Italian coach is pleased with today’s victory against Chievo Verona and he also focused on Kolarov’s gesture toward the fans. The Serbian defender should be praised for what he is doing for the club.
Roma halt Milan collecting one point at the stadio Olimpico. The giallorossi are still chasing a Champions League spot and Di Francesco praises his men for the positive reaction to this difficult moment.
Roma-Milan will take place on February 3, 2019, at 02:30 PM (EST). Probable Lineups.