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Friday December 18 2015
Roma: Pallotta drops Garcia

Roma President James Pallotta gave his green light to replace Coach Rudi Garcia, who remains oblivious: 'This storm will pass'.

The whirlwind of rumours surrounding the Giallorossi still won't settle down, as the team's result crisis looks like it will inevitably result in a sacking of the Coach.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Pallotta himself had a meeting with his directors and asked them to find someone else for the bench.

“Find a solution, this isn't working,” was the essence of the President's message according to the publication, which reports of even harsher terms being used.

The main candidates remain Luciano Spalletti, who was asked about his availability to return to his former club, and Marcelo Bielsa, who was contacted in the last few hours.

The former however is reluctant to sign a contract for six months only and would only be available from Zenit St Petersburg after December 22, while Roma are hoping to have their hands free next summer and attack more ambitious targets, such as Azzurri Coach Antonio Conte. The paper also reported a link with Sassuolo's Eusebio Di Francesco.

Garcia in the meantime showed no signs of nervousness at Roma's Christmas dinner.

“The season isn't over,” he said. “I feel that after the storm, the sun will come out. There will still be good days.”

The Christmas dinner itself was spoiled by the protests of the fans. Sporting director Walter Sabatini left after a mere fifteen minutes, and Gazzetta reports him as saying, “This is no time to cheer.”

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