AS Roma has officially confirmed it has agreed a two-year contract deal with Eusebio Di Francesco, to become their next manager.
Di Francesco left Sassuolo by mutual consent, and will be able to replace the void left by Luciano Spalletti’s exit.
“When we sat down to discuss the ideal candidate for the role of Roma coach, we wanted someone who could come in and get the very best out of our first team players and also help bring through some of the great young talent coming out of our academy,” AS Roma president Jim Pallotta said in a statement.
“Our new sporting director Monchi singled out Eusebio Di Francesco and, with his style of play, we believe he’s the right fit for Roma.”
The 47-year-old Di Francesco is pleased to lead the capital club, where he played from 1997-2001 and won a title as a player.
“I am extremely happy to be able to return to Roma, to coach a club that has always meant a lot to me,” Di Francesco said. “I am grateful to President Pallotta and all the directors for this opportunity.
“I will give everything I have to make sure this team gets the results it deserves.”