Wednesday August 12 2020
Pochettino and Planes on Roma radar

Reports are growing that Mauricio Pochettino and Barcelona director Ramon Planes are being targeted to lead Roma next season.

The club takeover should be completed by the end of this month, with Dan Friedkin replacing James Pallotta at the helm.

According to Il Messaggero newspaper, Pochettino is increasingly likely to be the first choice as coach, as he is currently out of contract following his experience at Tottenham Hotspur.

He had also been linked with Juventus and Inter, having said he was interested in a Serie A challenge.

Il Messaggero and also point to Barcelona director Ramon Planes, who already worked with Pochettino at Espanyol.

Current coach Paulo Fonseca was criticised by several players for his narrow tactical approach following the Europa League defeat to Sevilla.