Luciano Spalletti

Manchester United

Luciano Spalletti Wants A Chat With Ivan Perisic

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Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti would like to speak with star midfielder Ivan Perisic, who he says has become "distracted" by interest from Manchester United.

United manager Jose Mourinho has identified the Croatia international as a key target in his summer rebuilding program at Old Trafford, and sources confirmed to ESPN FC's Mark Ogden that the Europa League winners and Inter discussed the player's valuation at the beginning of last month.

Backpage roundup: Graham’s advice, United’s failed RVP bid, Besiktas’ interest in Chamakh, Ganso and Llorente

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Gunners Need To Come Clean, Says Graham

George Graham has said that Arsenal need to explicitly confess that they don't have the financial muscle to battle with some of their super-rich local rivals like the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea.

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Uniting Inter dressing room Spalletti’s priority

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Milan (AFP) – Luciano Spalletti said on Wednesday that bringing the dressing room together will be one of his priorities in leading embattled Inter Milan “back to where they belong”.

“First and foremost we have to be united,” said Spalletti at his official unveiling in Milan following his appointment last week as the successor to sacked Stefano Pioli.

Uniting Inter dressing room Spalletti’s priority

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Milan (AFP) – Luciano Spalletti said on Wednesday that bringing the dressing room together will be one of his priorities in leading embattled Inter Milan “back to where they belong”.

“First and foremost we have to be united,” said Spalletti at his official unveiling in Milan following his appointment last week as the successor to sacked Stefano Pioli.

Spalletti takes reins at embattled Inter Milan: official

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan on Friday announced the appointment of former Roma coach Luciano Spalletti on a two-year deal as they target a long-awaited return to the Champions League.

“F.C. Internazionale is delighted to announce that Luciano Spalletti has been appointed as head coach of the first team,” said a statement by the Serie A giants.

Spalletti takes reins at embattled Inter Milan: official

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Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan on Friday announced the appointment of former Roma coach Luciano Spalletti on a two-year deal as they target a long-awaited return to the Champions League.

“F.C. Internazionale is delighted to announce that Luciano Spalletti has been appointed as head coach of the first team,” said a statement by the Serie A giants.

Totti late show sets up Italian Cup semi derby

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Milan (AFP) A last-gasp penalty from Francesco Totti fired Roma into an Italian Cup semi-final with city rivals Lazio after a shaky 2-1 win over Cesena on Wednesday.

Totti was given a rare start by Roma coach Luciano Spalletti, but it took the Serie A title challengers until the 68th minute to hit the mark, Edin Dzeko making up for a series of glaring misses by sweeping Stephan El Shaarawy's pass from the left past onrushing goalkeeper Federico Agliardi.

Totti late show sets up Italian Cup semi derby

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Milan (AFP) A last-gasp penalty from Francesco Totti fired Roma into an Italian Cup semi-final with city rivals Lazio after a shaky 2-1 win over Cesena on Wednesday.

Totti was given a rare start by Roma coach Luciano Spalletti, but it took the Serie A title challengers until the 68th minute to hit the mark, Edin Dzeko making up for a series of glaring misses by sweeping Stephan El Shaarawy's pass from the left past onrushing goalkeeper Federico Agliardi.

Totti staying at Roma, club director says

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Rome (AFP) Iconic Roma captain Francesco Totti will stay at the capital outfit for a 24th season, the club's general manager Mauro Baldissoni said in a television interview on Friday.

A one-club player with 600 league appearances, the veteran playmaker has had a tense relationship with coach Luciano Spalletti in recent times and speculation had been rife the player would be forced out.

Totti staying at Roma, club director says

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Rome (AFP) Iconic Roma captain Francesco Totti will stay at the capital outfit for a 24th season, the club's general manager Mauro Baldissoni said in a television interview on Friday.

A one-club player with 600 league appearances, the veteran playmaker has had a tense relationship with coach Luciano Spalletti in recent times and speculation had been rife the player would be forced out.

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Roma confirm Di Francesco as new coach

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Milan (AFP) – Former Sassuolo coach Eusebio Di Francesco signed a two-season deal at Roma on Tuesday after the clubs agreed a compensation package.

Roma have been looking for a new coach since Luciano Spalletti left last week to join fellow Serie A outfit Inter Milan.

“We wanted someone who could come in and get the very best out of our first team players and also help bring through some of the great young talent coming out of our academy,” said Roma president James Pallotta.

Roma confirm Di Francesco as new coach

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Milan (AFP) – Former Sassuolo coach Eusebio Di Francesco signed a two-season deal at Roma on Tuesday after the clubs agreed a compensation package.

Roma have been looking for a new coach since Luciano Spalletti left last week to join fellow Serie A outfit Inter Milan.

“We wanted someone who could come in and get the very best out of our first team players and also help bring through some of the great young talent coming out of our academy,” said Roma president James Pallotta.

Roma part ways with Spalletti

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Rome (AFP) – AS Roma said Tuesday that it had parted ways with Luciano Spalletti, just two days after the coach had guided the team to Champions League football next season.

Spalletti joined Roma for a second time as coach in January 2016 after a first stint between 2005-2009 during which time the club won two Coppa Italia and one Supercoppa.

Roma part ways with Spalletti

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Rome (AFP) – AS Roma said Tuesday that it had parted ways with Luciano Spalletti, just two days after the coach had guided the team to Champions League football next season.

Spalletti joined Roma for a second time as coach in January 2016 after a first stint between 2005-2009 during which time the club won two Coppa Italia and one Supercoppa.

Roma’s Spalletti set to rain on Totti party

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Rome (AFP) – Francesco Totti’s 25th and final season at Roma could finish with a whimper after coach Luciano Spalletti hinted the club “legend” could be benched for the final two games of his storied career.

One-club man Totti, 40, is scheduled to take a management role alongside sporting director Monchi at the Serie A giants when brings his playing career at home to Genoa on May 28.

Slick Salah fires Roma brace as drop looms for Pescara

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Milan (AFP) – A slick second-half brace from Mohamed Salah sealed a 4-1 Roma romp at Pescara that virtually sent the Serie A strugglers back to Italy’s second division on Monday.

Roma’s 24th win of the campaign helped close the gap on leaders Juventus to eight points, although the Turin giants remain firmly on course for a record sixth consecutive scudetto.

Slick Salah fires Roma brace as drop looms for Pescara

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Milan (AFP) – A slick second-half brace from Mohamed Salah sealed a 4-1 Roma romp at Pescara that virtually sent the Serie A strugglers back to Italy’s second division on Monday.

Roma’s 24th win of the campaign helped close the gap on leaders Juventus to eight points, although the Turin giants remain firmly on course for a record sixth consecutive scudetto.

Mertens brace conquers Roma, boosts Juventus title bid

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli’s Dries Mertens hit a brace in a thrilling 2-1 win at Roma that prompted Giallorossi coach Luciano Spalletti to virtually concede the Serie A title race to Juventus on Saturday.

“We have to be realistic. For us it’s now almost impossible to catch Juventus,” said Spalletti after a morale-crushing defeat that could leave Roma 10 points adrift in second place if the Turin giants beat Udinese away on Sunday.

Mertens brace conquers Roma, boosts Juventus title bid

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Milan (AFP) – Napoli’s Dries Mertens hit a brace in a thrilling 2-1 win at Roma that prompted Giallorossi coach Luciano Spalletti to virtually concede the Serie A title race to Juventus on Saturday.

“We have to be realistic. For us it’s now almost impossible to catch Juventus,” said Spalletti after a morale-crushing defeat that could leave Roma 10 points adrift in second place if the Turin giants beat Udinese away on Sunday.

Nainggolan rescues Roma after Dzeko penalty woe

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Milan (AFP) – Radja Nainggolan came to the rescue after another Edin Dzeko penalty miss as Roma kept the pressure on Serie A leaders Juventus with a hard-fought 2-0 win at plucky Crotone on Sunday.

Roma’s 17th win of the campaign moved Luciano Spalletti’s men back up to second spot to close the gap to four points, although Juventus can restore their seven-point lead with a win at Cagliari in Sunday’s late game.

Nainggolan rescues Roma after Dzeko penalty woe

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Milan (AFP) – Radja Nainggolan came to the rescue after another Edin Dzeko penalty miss as Roma kept the pressure on Serie A leaders Juventus with a hard-fought 2-0 win at plucky Crotone on Sunday.

Roma’s 17th win of the campaign moved Luciano Spalletti’s men back up to second spot to close the gap to four points, although Juventus can restore their seven-point lead with a win at Cagliari in Sunday’s late game.

Dzeko still on top as Roma, Milan nudge Juventus

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Milan (AFP) Edin Dzeko took his Serie A scoring lead to eight goals in nine games as Roma outclassed Palermo 4-1 to reclaim second spot and move to within two points off leaders Juventus on Sunday.

Roma had dropped to third after AC Milan stunned champions Juventus 1-0 on Saturday when teenaged midfielder Manuel Locatelli beat Gianluigi Buffon with a second-half scorcher.

Totti still magic as Roma icon turns 40

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Milan (AFP) As hard as he tries, Roma coach Luciano Spalletti is unlikely to convince fans this week that Francesco Totti is just another player for the Serie A giants.

On Tuesday Totti turns 40 and the one-club man who is in his 25th and likely last season with the 'Giallorossi' (Yellow and Reds) is still, when he gets the chance, producing the magic.

Close Encounter: Edin Dzeko Scores Fours Times As Roma Just About Sneak Past AC Pinzolo With 16-0 Victory In Pre-Season Friendly (Highlights)

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After spending the last few days gearing up at a fitness camp in the alpine ski resort of Pinzolo, Roma kicked their pre-season calendar off with a friendly against the local side, AC Pinzolo.

What followed what a tense and nervy encounter that the Serie A big boys just about managed to pip 16-0, with Edin Dzeko helping himself to four goals before half-time.

Totti to play 25th season with Roma – club

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Rome (AFP) Iconic Roma captain Francesco Totti has signed a new one-year contract to play a 25th season with the Serie A side, the club announced on Tuesday.

Totti, who turns 40 in September, began his Serie A career with Roma in 1993, playing 601 matches for the club only surpassed in the Italian top flight by Paolo Maldini's 647 with AC Milan and Javier Zanetti's 615 for Inter Milan.

Totti to play 25th season with Roma – club

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Rome (AFP) Iconic Roma captain Francesco Totti has signed a new one-year contract to play a 25th season with the Serie A side, the club announced on Tuesday.

Totti, who turns 40 in September, began his Serie A career with Roma in 1993, playing 601 matches for the club only surpassed in the Italian top flight by Paolo Maldini's 647 with AC Milan and Javier Zanetti's 615 for Inter Milan.

Szczesny: “I learned more in four months at Roma than I did in 10 years at Arsenal”

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Pretty shocking claims from Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny thathe has learned more in the past four months of his loan spell at Roma than he did in 10 years at Arsenal.

The 26-year-old was shipped out by Arsene Wenger in the summer after Petr Cech's arrival shunted him down to third in the Gunners' goalkeeping pecking order, behind Cech and David Ospina.

Totti and Spalletti doubts linger ahead of Roma vs. Fiorentina clash

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Uncertainty over the futures of Francesco Totti and coach Luciano Spalletti is hanging over Roma ahead of a clash with Fiorentina on Friday that is key for both clubs' chances of Champions League qualification.

"It won't be decisive, but it's a six-pointer," Fiorentina coach Paulo Sousa said after his side hit the woodwork twice on their way to being held 1-1 by Napoli on Monday.

Totti and Spalletti doubts linger ahead of Roma vs. Fiorentina clash

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Uncertainty over the futures of Francesco Totti and coach Luciano Spalletti is hanging over Roma ahead of a clash with Fiorentina on Friday that is key for both clubs' chances of Champions League qualification.

"It won't be decisive, but it's a six-pointer," Fiorentina coach Paulo Sousa said after his side hit the woodwork twice on their way to being held 1-1 by Napoli on Monday.

Totti slams Roma and Spalletti over lack of ‘respect’

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Italian football icon Francesco Totti has demanded more "respect" from Roma and hit out at coach Luciano Spalletti for talking behind his back in the media.

Injury woes this season have kept 39-year-old Totti, who is in his 23rd year with the Serie A club, on the bench a situation that has left him "feeling bad".

Totti slams Roma and Spalletti over lack of ‘respect’

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Italian football icon Francesco Totti has demanded more "respect" from Roma and hit out at coach Luciano Spalletti for talking behind his back in the media.

Injury woes this season have kept 39-year-old Totti, who is in his 23rd year with the Serie A club, on the bench a situation that has left him "feeling bad".

Rehired Spalletti warns Roma players they’ll have to work for ‘good football’

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Roma coach Luciano Spalletti warned the embattled Serie A side to expect hard toil at the club's training ground after officially signing an 18-month deal on Thursday.

Former coach Rudi Garcia, who led Roma to two consecutive runner-up places behind Juventus the past two seasons, was sacked on Wednesday after Roma had slipped to fifth place at seven points behind leaders Napoli.

Rehired Spalletti warns Roma players they’ll have to work for ‘good football’

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Roma coach Luciano Spalletti warned the embattled Serie A side to expect hard toil at the club's training ground after officially signing an 18-month deal on Thursday.

Former coach Rudi Garcia, who led Roma to two consecutive runner-up places behind Juventus the past two seasons, was sacked on Wednesday after Roma had slipped to fifth place at seven points behind leaders Napoli.

Roma Sack Rudy Garcia

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Having won just three of their last 12 games in all competitions, AS Roma have decided to fire manager Rudi Garcia, who had been in charge for two-and-a-half years

"On behalf of myself and everyone at Roma, I'd like to thank Rudi Garcia for all of his hard work since joining the club," stated President James Pallotta.

La Roma volta pagina: esonerato Garcia, torna in giallorosso Luciano Spalletti

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Adieu Monsieur Garcia, bentornato Luciano Spalletti. Con il comunicato ufficiale dell'As Roma si chiude ufficialmente l'avventura sulla panchina della Roma del tecnico francese: "L'AS Roma rende noto di aver sollevato dall'incarico di responsabile tecnico della prima squadra il sig. Rudi Garcia e i suoi assistenti Frederic Bompard e Claude Fichaux.

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Serie A manager lined up by Tottenham, 57-year-old tempted to join PL

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Tottenham are reportedly lining up AS Roma head coach, Luciano Spalletti, should Mauricio Pochettino depart for Barcelona.

Barcelona coach, Luis Enrique, has announced recently that he will not be managing the Catalan club in the forthcoming season, as he wants to take a break from management.

Four more in running for Blues job

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A few days ago, six managers were named as front-runners for the vacant managerial position at Chelsea.

One of them, Roberto Di Matteo, did his credentials no harm at all with a 2-0 victory at Birmingham in the FA Cup, securing the Blues a quarter final tie against Leicester City next weekend.

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Tactical Analysis: Zenit v Porto

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Luciano Spalletti was confident in his side's ability to earn a victory at home against FC Porto. Apart from Spalletti's peculiar comments on obstacles and weather conditions, the Zenit manager believed quality would outshine tactics. "When both teams have a number of talented individuals, then it is not the tactical nuances that decide the outcome but how the key players perform.

Zenit Offer Suarez Quick Exit

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Russian giants Zenit St. Petersburg are set to offer Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez a quick escape from his Liverpool hell.
The mega-wealthy club, managed by Luciano Spalletti, secured a Champions League qualifying spot last season after they finished second in the Russian championship behind CSKA Moscow.

Home opener announcement today, Amobi on 2013, Reading Utd in USOC for 5th straight year, more

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MLS to announce home opener dates today. Okugo on what he expects in 2013. Reading United to become first amateur team in modern pro era to play in fifth straight US Open Cup. USMNT friendly announced. More news.