Roma sack Eusebio Di Francesco following Champions League loss at Porto, Claudio Ranieri favourite to succeed him

Claudio Ranieri looks set to make a swift return to management after Roma sacked under pressure Eusebio Di Francesco.

Di Francesco was relieved of his duties following Roma’s defeat to Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday night as well as a defeat to local rivals Lazio at the weekend.

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Di Francesco was given his marching orders following Roma’s loss to Porto

And it seems Ranieri, who was sacked as Fulham manager only last week, is in line to become the Serie A club’s caretaker boss until the end of the season.

Ranieri represented Roma as a player but only made six appearances and also managed them between 2009-11, resigning from his post after a poor run of results.

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Ranieri has only been out of work for a week

Roma want an experienced coach to take charge as the club plan bigger changes in the summer, with sporting director Monchi expected to leave for Arsenal.

After the Champions League exit, Monchi was reportedly involved in an altercation with fans at the airport as they returned to Italy on Thursday.

He has since apologised for the incident but claimed it was not as serious as was reported in the Italian media.

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