Giampaolo shoots down Roma rumours
He was strongly linked with taking over the vacant Pescara post too this week before ultimately turning them down on Monday afternoon.
“Was I close to joining Roma? No never,” he told TMW. “I have had no contact but Roma are a strong team and a very important one and there are many good and capable coaches who could take over there and I am sure they will choose the best solution.
“I have great respect for them as a team who are playing very well under [Aurelio] Andreazzoli.”
Giampaolo has been without a coaching role since leaving Cesena two years ago.