AS Roma, the Portuguese, Paulo Fonseca, on Tuesday was appointed as the new head coach. He signed with the Romans, and a contract for two years with a one-year deal).
The 46-year-old Fonseca is replacing Claudio Ranieri. That was in march taken over after the dismissal of Eusebio Di Francesco, but it was tussenpaus, not to the requesting party, in order to remain at the club, where he was previously, from 2009 to 2011 and sat on the sofa.
Fonseca is over Shakhtar Donetsk. With the Ukrainian season, he has won for the past three years, in the middle. Before that it was the former defender, coach and, in his own country, with Pacos Ferreira and Braga, and Porto.
“Paolo is a young and ambitious coach, with experience at international level. He has a winning mentality, and it is for the bold and the attacking football that our fans will enjoy,” said Romavoorzitter Jim Pallotta.
Fonseca says it is grateful for the opportunity afforded to them. “I can’t wait to get to Rome, the fans get to meet and work, to start with. Together we can create something special to create it.”
Roma finished sixth in Serie A, and will be in 2019-2020 in the group stage of the Europa League. Last season, played in Roma’s uefa Champions League. After a second place finish in a group containing Real Madrid, turned out to Porto in the eighth-finals, to be strong.