Rudi Garcia started life at Roma with a knack for honing young talent and achieving results beyond his means, forged from his time at Lille.
Keeping with his reputation, Roma were able to find continuity after the new American board had managed to run through four different Coaches in their time. The Frenchman experienced immediate success, transforming a dressing room shorn of confidence into a well-gelled attacking unit.
Under Garcia, the Giallorossi exploited the element of surprise for 2013-14 and embarked on a 10-match winning run to start the season, eventually finishing with a club-record 85 points after pushing Juventus all the way for the Scudetto. His second term was not so successful. They went out in the group stage of the Champions League and fought with rivals Lazio until the final weeks to secure silver again in Serie A.