Roma turn to Di Francesco

14 June 2017 05:47:46 EST

Roma have named Eusebio Di Francesco as their new head coach after Luciano Spalletti opted to leave the club to become Inter Milan's new boss.

The 47-year-old former Sassuolo boss played for Roma for four seasons between 1997 and 2001.

He has signed a two-year contract with Roma, who finished second in Serie A in 2016/17.

"I am extremely happy to be able to return to Roma, to coach a club that has always meant a lot to me," said Di Francesco.

"I am grateful to president [James] Pallotta and the board for this opportunity. I will give everything I have to make sure this team gets the results they deserve."

Meanwhile, Sassuolo issued a statement on their official website which read: "They were an unforgettable five years [with Di Francesco], five years of memorable victories and dreams realised.

"Every other word would be superfluous. Thank you, we just wish you a future full of success and satisfaction. You're one of us, always."

Roma are 10/1 to win the Serie A title outright in 2017/18 while Juventus can be backed at 6/4, Inter Milan at 14/1 and AC Milan at 150/1.

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