Date: 4th April 2021 at 11:20am
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Roma have begun the search for a potential replacement for coach Paulo Fonseca, with former and man amongst the candidates.

The pressure is mounting on Fonseca after an alarming downturn in form that has seen Roma pick up just eight points from seven matches, including twice squandering the lead to have to settle for a 2-2 draw against on Saturday.

According to Il Messaggero, the Portuguese tactician will be dismissed if Roma do not qualify for the next season, with only sporting director looking to back his compatriot within the club.

Fonseca’s contract expires at the end of the season but qualification will trigger an automatic renewal, though Roma are ready to release him if this is not achieved.

Should the former coach depart, the will target Sarri, who has been out of work since departing last summer.

The 62-year-old is believed to be interested in a switch to the Stadio Olimpico and is amongst the leading candidates to take the helm.