Roma Making Strong Run at Maurizio Sarri to Anticipate Tottenham

Maurizio Sarri is Roma’s top option to replace Paulo Fonseca, who is bound to leave no matter what will happen in Europa League. Tiago Pinto, the CEO of the Giallorossi, will meet Fali Ramadami, the gaffer’s representative, in the next few days to try securing an early agreement, Corriere dello Sport reports.

The Friedkin family have zeroed in on the former Napoli, Chelsea, and Juventus boss because he has shown great interest in taking a young roster under his wing. Moreover, he has built an international profile for himself despite stating at the bottom. They aim to wrap up the negotiation in a hurry to begin planning the transfer market for the upcoming window in advance.

Sarri is intrigued by the project and by the ambitious new ownership and believes the current roster to be already good enough to compete at a high level, Gazzetta dello Sport reports. He is eager to return on the bench after a year out of football.

The manager is still technically under contract with Juventus for another season, but the Old Lady can terminate it early due to a €2.5M clause, or the parties could negotiate his exit, especially if he receives a good offer.

Sarri has been previously linked to Tottenham, but the Italian outlets suggest he is more likely to land with a Serie A team instead. Ryan Mason has taken over as caretaker manager after the firing of José Mourinho. Tuttomercatoweb indicates that Athletic’s Marcelino is currently the frontrunner for the Spurs’ permanent job.