Coach “Shakhtar” Paulo Fonseca is close to leaving Italy.
The largest Italian sports newspaper “La Gazzetta
dello Sport” announced the list of candidates for the vacant position of head coach
“Roma”. The first position of the Italian journalists put the 46-year-old
the Portuguese coach Paulo Fonseca, who in 2016 successfully coached Shakhtar.
Originally Fonseca was not considered a priority option for
“Roma”, but the leadership of the Romans faced with the refusal Antonio Conte, Maurizio
Surry and Gian Piero Gasperini. Also to the refusal of work in the Roma leans and
the head coach “Bologna” Sinisa Mihajlovic.
The portal Forzaroma.info notes that the negotiations between the Now
and Roma are at an advanced stage. The sides are discussing a three-year
contract with an annual salary of € 2 million.
If Shakhtar will refuse to prematurely terminate the contract with
Fonseca, Roma will have to pay to the Ukrainian club financial compensation.
In three seasons with Shakhtar Paulo Fonseca has won three
the championship of Ukraine. At the same time, the Pitmen when the Portuguese failed to win a single
confrontation in the knockout stages of European competitions, losing in the Champions League and Roma, and in the League
Europe “Celta” and “Eintracht”.