The Lupi are screening the market for a new coach but the names that have been made so far may not be their real targets.
While Roma fight for the Champions League qualification, the executives of the club are assessing the profiles of a few candidates. Although the team led by Ranieri is talented, Pallotta wants the best professionals on the market to boost the ambitions of his men.
A new coach is needed in the eternal city and as the American investor stated when Monchi decided to resign, “I wanted first-class coaches, first-class performance staff, first-class medical staff, first-class scouting and recruitment, and first-class football organization. I gave Monchi the keys to deliver that. I gave him 100% control. If you look at our results and our performances, it’s clear that this hasn’t worked out.”
But the names of the coaches that have been linked to Roma may not be their real targets at this time.
Maurizio Sarri could be confirmed at Chelsea. The Italian coach is competing to win the Europa League and the transfer ban UEFA has inflicted to the Blues could convince Chelsea executives to go ahead with him.
Josè Mourinho seems to be an impossible target due to his high salary and expectations on the transfer market. Roma may not be able to satisfy his ambitious choices. In the last decade, the Portuguese have always been used to buying top players with monstrous salaries. He may not be Roma’s best pick until the Lupi will exponentially increase their revenues.
Marco Giampaolo is a good coach but without relevant experience with top teams. No one knows what could happen with him on the bench. But the feeling is that he is not the right person to withstand the exhausting pressures of the Roman environment.
Even if Claudio Ranieri were to qualify for the next Champions League, the Roman coach should not be the one who will lead the team of the future. Rumors report that the Italian coach could have the possibility of becoming a manager for his beloved side. Most likely that will be his future.
Antonio Conte could be the right man to lead a brand new project. Pallotta wants to revive his club’s ambitions and create a new cycle that may be successful. The former Chelsea coach could also accept the impossibility of buying famous football stars, but his wage could represent a tough wall to climb for Roma.
Who else could arrive in the capital?
Laurent Blanc is another football professional who has been linked to the club of the eternal city. But Roma need a resounding name to rekindle hope in his fans after a very disappointing campaign. Jim Pallotta knows that and he may want to impress everyone this time.