Luciano Spalletti has stood behind his compatriot, Claudio Ranieri after he was sacked by Leicester City.
It has been less than a year since Ranieri won the title for Leicester, but he got the sack after the loss to Sevilla.
Spalletti has sympathised with Claudio Ranieri after the sack from Leicester. And has invited him to Roma.
“There is no gratitude towards Ranieri, he was the man who created this team and its chemistry, which has eventually determined the victory of the title last year,” Spalletti said following Thursday’s 1-0 Europa League defeat against Villarreal, though Roma still advanced to the last 16 4-1 on aggregate.
“When you win a season in this way, if you are coherent [the club] you accept also the possibility of a relegation,” Spalletti added.
“Between the two things [title and relegation], the relation is so uneven [title victory being more important] in terms of joy and result.
“So the club should not blame anybody, they stick with what they got and take their own responsibilities. Instead in football things happen in a different way. I say so because I had this experience too.
“I am sorry for Ranieri, considering he lives in our city [Rome], should he want to come and visit us, we would be happy to have him, so that he can teach us his experiences.”