Saturday June 1 2019
Mihajlovic or Fonseca for Roma?

There continue to be mixed reports on who is the Roma favourite between Sinisa Mihajlovic and Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca.

After Eusebio Di Francesco was fired in March and Claudio Ranieri’s caretaker tenure came to an end, the hunt is on for a new tactician.

The Giallorossi were turned down by Gian Piero Gasperini, Maurizio Sarri and Antonio Conte, so have had to look at alternatives lower down the wish-list.

According to the Corriere della Sera, fans and players are unhappy about the idea of Mihajlovic taking over because of his past at rivals Lazio.

The Bologna Coach also played for Roma, but that was far earlier in his career (1992-94) and he spent more time in the Biancocelesti jersey (1998-2004).

There was even a banner in the streets of Rome this week insulting Mihajlovic using a racist term, insisting Roma fans were “disgusted” by him.

On the other hand, Il Tempo newspaper claim Mihajlovic is the favourite, supported by director Francesco Totti and incoming sporting director Gianluca Petrachi.