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Luciano Spalletti Leaves Roma After Record-Breaking Season

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Luciano Spalletti Leaves Roma After Record-Breaking Season

Rome, Italy – Luciano Spalletti leaves Roma two days after leading his side to a second-place finish in Serie A. The announcement came after Roma beat Genoa 3-2 on Sunday.

Under Spalletti, Roma won more Serie A points and scored more goals than any side in the club’s history. Regardless of this, Roma fell short of Juventus by four points in the final standings.

However, the 58-year-old manager has been linked to a move to Inter Milan, who has yet to appoint a replacement for Stefano Pioli.

“We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Luciano Spalletti for all of his hard work and the significant contribution he has made to the club since his return,” said the Roma president, James Pallotta, in a statement on the club’s website.

“This club is on a constant path of growth and that will continue with the appointment of a new coach who shares our values and philosophy and who will continue to help us take AS Roma forward.”

Previously, Spalletti coached Roma from 2005 – 2009, twice winning the Coppa Italia. He later resigned and joined Russian club Zenit St Petersburg.

The Italian has faced regular criticism over Roma legend Francesco Totti’s playing time. The 40-year-old Italian scored 307 goals in 786 games.