Jose Mourinho has emerged as the early favourite to replace Paulo Fonseca at Roma.
Another former Chelsea manager, Maurizio Sarri, has also been hotly linked to Roma, as well as a return to England with Tottenham.
In a club statement on Tuesday morning, Roma revealed that Fonseca will leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires.
“On behalf of everyone at AS Roma, we would like to thank Paulo Fonseca for his hard work and leadership over the past two years,” said chairman Dan Friedkin.
“Paulo guided the team through many challenges, including the Covid pandemic and a change of ownership, and did so with selfless integrity and great character.
“We wish him all the best for his future endeavours and know that he will be a great asset wherever he goes.”
Fonseca took over from Claudio Ranieri in 2019 and finished 5th last season. Roma are 7th this term and will miss out on the top-four once again while they may have to settle for a place in the new Europa Conference League next season.
He has, however, led his troops into the Europa League semi-final, although their second-half capitulation against Man Utd means Roma’s chances of overturning a 6-2 deficit in the second-leg are very slim.
Fonseca, who previously enjoyed immense success at Shakhtar Donetsk, could now look to the Premier League for his next port of call. He’s a 33/1 outsider to become the next Tottenham manager and 40/1 to succeed Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace.
He’s also been mentioned as a potential contender to replace Marcelo Bielsa at Leeds and Mikel Arteta at Arsenal (14/1), should either manager depart in the summer months.
Meanwhile, Mourinho has been installed as the odds-on favourite (1/4, Sky Bet) to succeed his fellow Portuguese manager at Roma, a club he was linked with a couple of years ago prior to the appointment of Fonseca.
Mourinho was sacked by Spurs two weeks ago and has since revealed that he’ll be working for talkSPORT for the upcoming European Championships.
Mourinho previously thrived in Italy, where he won consecutive titles and an unprecedented treble with Inter Milan.
There’s been a few whispers that The Special One is waiting to see if title-winner Antonio Conte decides to stay at the San Siro - while Juventus (14/1) and Napoli (33/1) could soon be looking for new managers - however, the Roma job is sure to appeal to him.
Mourinho can also be backed at 10/1 to become the next Wolves manager, 12/1 to take charge of Celtic, and 16/1 to succeed Fernando Santos at Portugal.
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