Chelsea coach for Roma job

MAURIZIO Sarri has emerged as favourite to become Roma manager this summer after their first choice, Antonio Conte, entered negotiations with Inter Milan, according to reports in Italy.

Sarri is currently manager of Chelsea, but has endured a disappointing first season in English football where he has been criticised for tactical inflexibility, poor results and a reluctance to give chances to young players such as Callum Hudson-Odoi.

As a result, Sarri could leave Stamford Bridge this summer and return to Serie A, with Roma looking for a new manager beyond the end of this season.

According to Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport, Roma owner James Pallotta has summoned senior club figures to Boston to make a decision on the club’s future.

They say no official decision or approach has been made, but that Sarri is now the No 1 target – however, only if he is sacked by Chelsea, as they would not be able to afford his release clause.

There is also concern over whether Roma could match Sarri’s contract at Chelsea – which Corriere states as €6million a year – but he is firmly on their shortlist. – MailOnline

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