Friday May 20 2011
Boss Pioli confirms Roma contact

Chievo boss Stefano Pioli has confirmed that he has held discussions about becoming the new Roma Coach.

The tactician was linked with the capital outfit this morning and he has now revealed a meeting with new Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini.

"Yes, I've met Sabatini," he told TeleRadioStereo. "It was a positive meeting, but now we just have to wait and see.

"It was a useful chat, one where we could get to know each other, for him to understand how I want football played.

"Obviously it is pleasing that my work is being recognised by such a prestigious club as Roma."

The capital outfit, currently bossed by Vincenzo Montella, are expected to make changes given that American businessman Thomas Di Benedetto is close to completing his purchase of the club.

"I'll talk with Sabatini again next week, once I have also held discussions with Chievo," continued Pioli.

"My contract is expiring, but I do have the option to stay for a further campaign. I'll talk with Chievo, then with Sabatini."

Pioli, who has kept the Verona minnows in Serie A this term, would be a surprise choice for the Giallorossi.

The Eternal City outfit had previously been linked with Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti and Andre Villas Boas of Porto.

Marseille's Didier Deschamps, Delio Rossi of Palermo and Walter Mazzarri of Napoli are also possible targets for Roma.

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