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Official: AS Roma appoint Paulo Fonseca

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AS Roma have announced the appointment of Paulo Fonseca as the club’s new manager after Claudio Ranieri’s interim sojourn comes to an end.

Roma have confirmed the appointment of Fonseca as the capital club looks to make amends for the happenings of last season. The capital club struggled for consistency in the Serie A throughout the 2018/19 campaign. Now with Fonseca the latest Roma manager, things might start looking up.

The club’s president, Jim Pallotta welcomed the young manager and hoped that he rebuilds the team for years to come.

“We are delighted to welcome Paulo Fonseca to the club,” said Roma president Jim Pallotta.

“Paulo is a young and ambitious coach with international experience, a winning mentality and a reputation for bold, attacking football that will excite our fans.

“From the very first conversations we had with him, he made it very clear he wanted to come to Roma and was excited about the challenge of working with our players and putting out a team that the fans can be proud of.”

And Foseca, 46, is also excited at the prospect of managing one of the biggest teams in Italy.

While speaking to Italian media, as reported by Daily Mail, Fonseca said that the club can achieve something great.

“I want to thank the club’s management for the opportunity they have given me. I am excited and motivated by the task ahead of us.

“I cannot wait to move to Rome, meet our fans and get started. Together, I believe we can create something special.”

Roma finished sixth in the Serie A league standings last season. Fonseca’s first order of the day would be to find a suitable replacement for Daniele De Rossi and potentially Edin Dzeko. The Bosnian striker is a reported target of Internazionale and Fonseca would be eager to add a proven striker to the squad.