Thursday March 7 2019
Donadoni: 'I wouldn't take Roma job'

As Roma hold a crisis meeting, Roberto Donadoni insists he “would not accept a short-term role” and Claudio Ranieri remains favourite to replace Eusebio Di Francesco.

The tactician’s job is on the line after a 3-0 Derby della Capitale defeat to rivals Lazio in Serie A and last night’s Champions League exit to FC Porto.

It’s reported this afternoon by Sky Sport Italia that directors Monchi, Mauro Baldissoni and Guido Fienga are holding a crisis meeting at the Trigoria training ground.

They are believed to be discussing Di Francesco’s status, as he could well be sacked by tonight.

Ranieri is currently in London after he was fired by Fulham and is increasingly the favourite to take over until the end of the season.

It won’t be Donadoni, as the former Bologna boss ruled himself out of the running.

“I am honoured to be linked with Roma, but contrary to what I’ve read in the United States, I have had no contact with the Giallorossi,” Donadoni told news agency Ansa.

“It is a report that is not true, because I haven’t heard from anyone. In any case, albeit being honoured by the association, with my style of work, I would not be prepared to accept a short-term role.”

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