Serie A club, AS Roma has parted ways with head coach, Luciano Spalletti just 48 hours after guiding the club to a second place finish this season.
Roma finished below league leaders, Juventus after beating Genoa 3-2 in their final home game which was the final game for their 40 year old captain and forward, Francesco Totti who ended his 25 year association with his boyhood club.
The announcement that Roma will part ways with Spalleti came on Sunday after Roma has secured automatic qualification for the Champions League.
Roma President Jim Pallota said;
“We would like to thank Spalletti for his hard work and his significant contribution since his return”.
“Under his stewardship this season, the team has won more Serie A points and scored more goals than any side in Roma’s history. We wish Luciano all the best for the future.
“This club is on a constant path of growth and that will continue with the appointment of a new coach who shares our values and philosophy and who will continue to help us take AS Roma forward.”
Luciano Spalleti who turns 58 this year previously managed the Rome club from 2005 to 2009 before leaving to join Russian club Zenit St Petersburg. During his first stint at Roma, he won the Coppa Italia twice and returned back in 2013 to take over the club where he has spent three to four seasons there.
He came under serious criticisms when he was not handing club legend Francesco Totti more playing time sparking all sorts of wild criticisms and flying of banners at Roma’s games.