Roma captain Francesco Totti has backed Vincenzo Montella to keep his job at the club next season.
Montella was appointed on a caretaker basis following Claudio Ranieri's resignation in February.
Roma's new American owners are expected to review his position at the end of the campaign.
Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti is rumoured to be the favourite for the post.
Writing on his official website, Totti gave his reasons for letting Montella stay on the bench.
"In this period I often ask myself about Montella. I am very happy with him and I have always said that, for me, he will become a great tactician.
"The decisions about the future of the job are up to the new owner, but obviously, if they were to choose him, we in the team would all be very happy."