Currently seventh in Serie A, five points behind fourth placed Juventus, AS Roma aren’t doing all that great this season.
There have been moments where it looked like Paulo Fonseca’s side could be a force to be reckoned with, but the inconsistency shown throughout the campaign has led to recently new owners Dan Friedkin and co. to consider replacing him at the end of the season.
Not the best of news for the Portuguese manager, but he can take some consolation in the fact that Crystal Palace are reportedly keen on his services for next season.
That’s according to Il Messaggero, who explain that even if Roma end up winning the Europa League, ‘Fonseca doesn’t necessarily have the certainty of staying’.
However, ‘Crystal Palace have just called him’, while Napoli have ‘approached him’.
Despite Roy Hodgson doing a more than acceptable job at Selhurst Park, this could be a desire from the owners to take the club up to the next level by bringing in a more modern manager to add a bit of foreign flair to the club.
That, and the fact the former England manager’s contract runs out at the end of the campaign.
We’ll have to wait and see if more comes of this, but it’s certainly something to keep an eye on as we head towards a time of the year where pressure can easily grow on managers.