Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has emerged as the frontrunner to be the next AS Roma coach if reports are to be believed.
The Italian has been without a job since leaving Chelsea last summer and could be confirmed as the next Roma manager very soon. Another Italian Claudio Ranieri has been managing the club as a caretaker manager and is poised to leave the club after the ongoing season.
Conte’s success in the Premier League speaks for his management skills and it’s only a matter of a few days before he becomes the manager of the Giallorossi. An offer of €9.5m per season has been tabled by the Roman club although it is a bit less than the €11m he was getting at the Stamford Bridge.
Current Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri was the first choice to replace Eusebio Di Francesco at the club. Sarri’s future is hanging over a thread as the manager could lose his job if the Blues fail to grab a place in the top four.
Roma hierarchy is also in the talks with Torino’s Gianluca Petrachi to hire him as the club’s new sporting director. Petrachi happens to be a very close friend of Conte and it could persuade the Italian to say yes to the job.