Former Germany coach Rudi Voeller has taken charge of Italian club Roma following the resignation of Cesare Prandelli
Voller flew into Rome on Tuesday to sign a one-season contract after Prandelli decided to step down due to his wife’s ill health.
“I’ve come here because we are all in a tricky situation, I’m here to replace Prandelli and I will try to do that in the most professional way possible,” Voller told a news conference.
“I will try to help and I believe I know how to help. I’ll do my best but I also know that that involves having to win at least a match or two, maybe a few more than in Germany anyway.
“The pressure is higher here in Italy,” he said.
Voller, who resigned as Germany coach after a disappointing Euro 2004, played for Roma between 1987 and 1992.
Asked whether his illustrious past as a player at the club would add to the pressure of his new job, Voller replied: “Not at all. Being a footballer is the greatest job in the world, and I did that for five years here at Roma, but being a coach is a completely different thing.”
“Obviously, it will be very difficult, there are several players away with their national team in the next week or so,” he said.
Voller believes Roma are among those who can challenge for the Scudetto.
“Last year Milan had an incredible championship and I think that they are still a rung above us,” he said.
“But after them I would say there are four or five teams that are capable of fighting for the title.”