The Serie A title race is just that – a race – for the first time in a long time, and it’s incredibly fun.
Unless, of course, you’re Roma manager Rudi Garcia.
Roma the last few years has been the only club anywhere close to Juventus at the top of the table. But with this season’s early Juventus struggles leaving things wide open, Roma has not taken advantage, sitting on 34 points, good enough for fifth.
Following a 1-1 draw with 7th placed AC Milan on Saturday, Roma president James Pallotta made his feelings quite clear. According to Corriere dello Sport, Pallotta – watching from his home in Boston – texted the club directors two words: “I’m disgusted.”
Sky Sports Italy today reported that Pallotta will hold a conference call to discuss the club’s plans for the future, and much of that hinges around the employment of Garcia.
According to Football Italia, there are three men the board would consider to replace Garcia. Current Chile coach Luciano Spalletti, former Marseille manager Marcelo Bielsa and former Roma player Jorge Sampaoli are the options.
Of course, they could always decide to retain Garcia and continue to plod on with the man who led them back to Champions League continuity, but that appears in serious doubt.