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AS Roma sack coach Garcia and line up Spalletti

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By Euronews
AS Roma sack coach Garcia and line up Spalletti

AS Roma announced on Wednesday they have sacked their French head coach Rudi Garcia after two and a half years at the helm.

Last season’s Serie A runners-up announced the decision in a statement on the club’s website.

In the statement, club president James Pallotta said: “On my behalf of AS Roma, I want to thank Rudi Garcia for the important work he has done since he arrived. We have had positive times together, but we think this is the right moment to change.”

After briefly going to the top of league early this season, Roma have suffered a string of poor results winning just once in their last ten matches.

Luciano Spalletti is poised to replace Garcia and is ready to put pen to paper on a one-year and a half contract for his second stint in charge after four seasons from 2005.