With just one win in their last ten matches, Roma has parted ways with manager Rudi Garcia midway through his third season with the club.
In each of his first two seasons in charge, Roma finished second in Serie A.
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Garcia led Roma out of the group stage in the Champions League this season for the first time since 2011, drawn to face Real Madrid in the last 16. However, a recent dip in form has caused the board to take action.
Roma has just one win in the league since early November, and the club has fallen from first to fifth on the Serie A table.
With the recent lack of results, rumors had been circulating that Garcia’s future could be in doubt. On Wednesday, Roma’s American owner James Pallotta released a statement confirming Garcia’s departure.
On behalf of myself and everyone at AS Roma, I’d like to thank Rudi Garcia for all of his hard work since joining the club. We’ve all enjoyed some great moments during his time at Roma but we believe that this is the right time for a change.
Early reports state that Luciano Spalletti is set to takeover, as the Italian previously managed Roma from 2005-2009.