Friday April 9 2021
Report: Fonseca considers his options

A place in the Champions League will automatically renew Paulo Fonseca’s contract at Roma, but the Portuguese could decide to leave the club anyway.

The rumours regarding Fonseca’s future at Roma continues, even after another success in the Europa League on Thursday.

For weeks, the Italian sports pages have mentioned possible replacements for the Portuguese tactician, with Maurizio Sarri, Max Allegri and Sergio Conceicao named as candidates for the role.

The Giallorossi secured a 2-1 win over Ajax in the first leg of their quarter-finals tie in the Europa League, and claims the coach could be tired of not having the full support at Trigoria.

The former Shakhtar Donetsk coach arrived in July 2019 and finished fifth in Serie A during his first season, with the Giallorossi currently sitting seventh after 29 League games this term.

Roma are seven points behind the top four in Italy with nine games remaining but could also qualify for the Champions League through winning the Europa League.

Winning the Europa League would not only secure him a new deal and a place in the Champions League but elevate the Portuguese tactician to become one of the few coaches winning something with La Lupa.

But the outlet claims it would not ensure his stay, as Fonseca could decide to move due to the lack of trust at Trigoria.

The report claims Napoli and Fiorentina are already considering making a move for the 48-year-old.