Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri is the favourite to be Roma’s next coach after Luciano Spalletti resignation.
Spalletti took charge of Roma in 2005, winning the Italian Cup and coming second in the League in 2007 and 2008.
But last season the club came sixth and a lack of big signings and a poor start to the season cost him his job.
Ranieri’s most recent club was Juventus whom he took to third in the table in 2008 on their return to Serie A after relegation over the match-fixing affair.
The 57-year-old was sacked in May after a run of seven matches without a win.
“I submitted my resignation and the club accepted it,” said Spalletti, 50, after a 30-minute meeting with club president Rosella Sensi.