Roma have admitted that Catania boss Vincenzo Montella is on their shortlist of candidates to replace Luis Enrique.
The Spaniard quit the capital club on Sunday just a season after taking over from Montella at the Stadio Olimpico.
“Montella is a tactician who we are thinking about,” sporting director Walter Sabatini noted.
“He’s a Coach who did well with us last season and also with Catania this, but he has a contract with them.
“We’ll ask for permission to speak with him, but he is only one of the contenders we have.”
Montella, who replaced Claudio Ranieri for a short time in Rome during the 2010-11 campaign, is tied to the Elefanti until June 2013.
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