Coach Eusebio Di Francesco confirms “on Friday I will end my contract with Pescara and sign for Lecce.”
The former Roma midfielder has been in negotiations for the vacant bench at the Stadio Via del Mare for some time, but it seems he has clinched a deal.
“On Friday I will end my contract with Pescara by mutual consent and sign for Lecce. We're on the final strait,” Di Francesco told Radio Manà Manà.
“I spoke clearly to Pescara. I wanted to renew, but also left a window open in case an exciting offer came along – and it did.
“Lecce wanted me, chose me and this made me very proud and determined in my decision.”
He replaces Gigi De Canio, who resigned after rescuing the Salentini from relegation.
“I had already wanted Leandro Greco with me at Pescara, as he works very well in the 4-3-3 or 4-3-1-2 I intend to use at Lecce. He has technique and can play anywhere.”
Think you know your Italian football? Share your knowledge, tips and comments to win cash prizes in OLBG's tipster competition  - £11,000 to be won monthly!