Claudio Ranieri has emerged as the favourite to take the Roma job, following the departure of Eusebio Di Francesco.
Di Francesco, who guided the club to the semi-finals of the Champions League last season before being eliminated by eventual runners-up Liverpool, following back-to-back defeats to Lazio and Roma.
The Italian giants first lost 3-0 to rivals Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico last weekend, before then letting a 2-1 first leg lead to Porto slip in Portugal in midweek, losing 3-1 after extra time to be eliminated from the Champions League.
In Serie A, things haven’t looked much better, with Roma currently sitting outside of the top four, three points shy of Inter and four points behind third-placed AC Milan. Such a position has lead to the Roma manager being sacked less than 12 months after his Champions League exploits.
Barcelona vs Roma was one of the most incredible ties of last season’s competition, with the team overturning a 4-1 deficit from their defeat at the Nou Camp to go through on away goals after a 3-0 win at the Stadio Olimpico.
But they have ultimately been unable to build on last season’s successes, now being fifth in the Serie A table and recently lost 7-1 to Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia. That now leaves Ranieri, recently sacked by Fulham, with a golden opportunity to return to management with one of the biggest clubs in Italy.