Paulo Fonseca will leave Roma at the end of the season

Roma coach Paulo Fonseca will leave the Stadio Olimpico at the end of the season, when his contract expires, and the club chooses to go in another direction after a disappointing campaign.

Fonseca signed a two-year contract when he was appointed in 2019, but Roma will finish out of the top six in Serie A this season for the first time since 2012.

This season, Roma returned to Serie A.
This season Roma went back to Serie A. | PAUL ELIS / Getty images

Under Fonseca, who had previously won three Ukrainian doubles against Shakhtar Donetsk, Roma improved in Europe, reaching the Europa League semi-finals.

The announcement that his contract will be renewed comes just days before the second game of their last four draws with Manchester United, with Roma trailing 6-2 overall from the first game.

In addition to a European draw, Roma have four more Serie A matches and are likely to finish seventh or eighth in the league’s final standings.

We have experienced ups and downs during these two years, but I have always done my best for this club and for this city, which has received me very well, “Fonseca told Roma’s official website.

Roma have indeed reached the semi-finals of the Europa League this season
Roma reached the semi – finals of the Europa League this season Michael Regan / Getty Images

“I want to thank all the Roma fans, the people who work with us in Trigoria, the players, those who have supported us on this path, in particular Dan and Ryan Friedkin for their continued support since their arrival and Thiago Pinto, an excellent professional, to whom I wish the best on my way to this club. We still have many important matches to win this season and we will do our best, as always. “

General Manager Pinto said, “Even if the results have not always appeared on the ground, we are aware of the various positive elements he has left us and which will continue to help us grow, such as the many talented young people who are encouraged and our progress in the Europa League this season has also improved. “

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