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Wednesday May 9 2012
Enrique out and Montella in?

Vincenzo Montella is being linked with a return to Roma as reports suggest that Luis Enrique will quit at the end of the season.

The Spanish tactician replaced Montella at the Olimpico last summer, but results and performances have been mixed.

Roma’s inability to secure a Europa League place means that they have failed to qualify for European competition for the first time in 15 years.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, Enrique has already informed the club of his desire to resign. An official announcement could be made on Sunday or Monday.

Should Enrique leave, reports on Wednesday are claiming that they may offer Montella the chance of a capital return.

The former striker has impressed onlookers at Catania this season in his first full campaign as a top-flight tactician.

The Sicilian club, however, want the ex-Sampdoria hitman to respect his contract that expires in June 2013.

If Montella does leave, the Elefanti may make a bid for Chievo Coach Mimmo Di Carlo.

Other options for Roma include Bologna’s Stefano Pioli after he spoke to Giallorosso sporting director Walter Sabatini last summer.

Meanwhile, director general Franco Baldini is a known admirer of Andres Villas-Boas, the Portuguese tactician who was sacked by Chelsea this term.

Baldini yesterday refused to comment on the future of Luis Enrique.

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