Udinese coach Luciano Spalletti is ready to leave the Serie A club just a week after taking them to a place in the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.
Udinese finished fourth in Serie A earning a place in the qualifying round for next season’s Champions League.
“I consider my cycle at Udinese to have concluded,” Spalletti told the daily Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday.
“I don’t feel I am able to guarantee fourth place every year for the club.
“There is no room for a change of mind in my thoughts,” added the coach.
Spalletti has been in charge at Udinese for the past three seasons and his success there could make him a potential target for a number of Serie A clubs.
Roma are reported to be interested in Spalletti, but the 46-year-old claims he has had no contact with any other clubs.
“For the moment, officially, I haven’t had contact with anyone,” said the coach.
“The thought that it won’t be me on the bench when Udinese play in the Champions League saddens me, I can’t deny that,” he said.
“Being involved in the Champions League is the major goal in our profession but there are also the week-to-week results that take you to that level.
“I’ll restart from there. Udinese, even without me, can sleep easily,” he added.