Ogbeta.ng: Roma appoints former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca as new manager of the club

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Roma appoints former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca as new manager of the club

Italian club, Roma have confirmed the appointment of Paulo Fonseca, 46, as their new manager. 'We are delighted to welcome Paulo Fonseca to the club,' said Roma president Jim Pallotta.

Paulo is a young and ambitious coach with international experience, a winning mentality and a reputation for bold, attacking football that will excite our fans.


'From the very first conversations we had with him, he made it very clear he wanted to come to Roma and was excited about the challenge of working with our players and putting out a team that the fans can be proud of.'

The 46-year-old manager said: 'I am very pleased to be appointed the head coach of AS Roma. 'I want to thank the club's management for the opportunity they have given me. I am excited and motivated by the task ahead of us. 'I cannot wait to move to Rome, meet our fans and get started. Together, I believe we can create something special.'

Paulo Fonseca, the former coach of Ukraine side Shakhtar Donetsk replaces Claudio Ranieri who left last season as interim coach.

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