Di Francesco sacked by Roma
Eusebio Di Francesco has been sacked as Roma coach following the club’s Champions League last-16 exit to Porto.
A former Roma player, Di Francesco made his return to the club in 2017 and oversaw a fine campaign in his first year at the helm.
He led them to third place in Serie A in the 2017-18 season, though his biggest achievement was undoubtedly Roma’s run to the Champions League semi-finals, eventually coming unstuck 7-6 on aggregate to Liverpool.
However, this term things have been rather less impressive, as they sit fifth and 28 points adrift of the Serie A summit, while they lost 3-1 after extra-time away to Porto on Wednesday to end their participation in Europe for the season.