Portugal's Fonica as Roma coach |

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Rome- Rome – Former Serie A champions Rome have signed a two-year deal with former coach Shakhtar Donetsk. Vonyska, who led Ukraine's Shakhtar to a two-year domestic league and trophy for three consecutive years between 2016 and 2019, will take over from coach Claudio Ranieri, who took charge in March temporarily until the end of the season.

"I am very happy to be appointed Roma coach," Fonseca said in a statement. I want to thank the management of the club for giving me this opportunity. I feel motivated by the task ahead. " "I am very excited about this challenge, and I look forward to coming to Rome, meeting the fans and starting to work with the team.

I think we will be together to make a special achievement. " Fonica, 46, became the first full-time coach after Osipio de Francesco, who was sacked in March. Roma said he had a clause allowing the contract to be extended until 2022. "Paulo is a young, ambitious coach with international experience, a winning mentality and a reputation for aggressive football, which will impress our fans," said Roma.

"From the beginning of the dialogue between us, he made it very clear that he wanted to come to Rome and was eager for the challenge of working with our players and creating a team that makes the fans proud of him."

Roma will play in the second round of the European League (Europa League) and may miss some of their main players for economic reasons like Bosnian striker Eddin Dziku

It will be the responsibility of Fonica in the leadership of Rome to participate again in the Champions League after finishing sixth in the league last season to fail to qualify for the continental competition of the most prominent clubs for the first time since 2013.

Roma, who reached the semi-finals of the Champions League in 2018, lived a disappointing season and abandoned the services of coach Uzibio de Francesco in March and temporarily replaced Claudio Ranieri.

After trying to sign Antoni Conti, who moved to oversee Inter Milan, and with Gian Piero Gaspierni, who renewed his contract with Atalanta qualified for the Champions League, Rome resorted to Fonseca, who supervised the training of Shakhtar Donetsk in the last three seasons and managed to lead to the local duo Every season.

Roma will play the second round of the Europa League and may miss some of their main players for economic reasons like Bosnian striker Eddin Dziko, Greek defender Costantinos Manolas and Serbian left-back Alexander Kolarov. The last foreign coach of Rome was Frenchman Rudi Garcia, who was sacked in January 2016 after spending two and a half years at the top of the coaching staff.



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