Yesterday, the AS Roma general manager Mauro Baldissoni and the new entry in the managerial quadrant Franco Baldini were at Stamford Bridge in London for the big Premier League clash between Chelsea and Manchester City.
According to the Italian newspaper Il Tempo, Baldissoni suddenly traveled to London to directly manage commercial agreements for AS Roma.
However, some have even thought about AS Roma’s intention to approach Antonio Conte. It’s well known that Luciano Spalletti’s future is likely away from Rome and the former Juventus coach would be the first choice of the Giallorossi. We’re just talking about assumptions but Baldissoni and Baldini could have checked the availability of the Italian coach to replace Spalletti.
Even if some AS Roma supporters would be upset about Conte’s possible arrival at Roma, the Italian coach would be the perfect profile to push the Giallorossi to make that leap in quality necessary to reach the Scudetto. Undoubtedly, Conte’s actual salary at Chelsea is not affordable by Roma but rumors are stating that the Italian coach would love to return to Italy because his family didn’t follow him to the U.K. Conte’s family situation could convince the coach to accept an eventual offer, with a reduced salary, from the Giallorossi.
Perhaps, Baldissoni’s journey to London could have been useful to let Conte think about leaving Chelsea.