Roma coach Luciano Spalletti admits he could leave

A.S Roma manager Luciano Spalleti says he will resign if he cannot ‘win’.

Conversation of the 57 year old’s exit began following Roma’s 1-0 defeat to Scudetto rivals Juventus on Saturday.

Funnily enough, Roma only sit seven points behind first placed Juventus. Spalleti’s contract is due to expire at seasons end, although Roma CEO Umberto Gandini says he has no problem with the Italian manager.

“Spalletti’s future? It’s in his hands,” Gandini told Sky Sport Italia.

“He’s doing everything possible to earn a renewal, judging by results. We’ll be ready to sit down [for contract negotiations] whenever he wants.

“We hope to reach our objectives. The KO in Turin doesn’t detract us from our path.”

“In any case, our path is in line with expectations.”

Spalletti on the other hand, held a far more negative approach following their defeat to the Italian Champions.

“I have said the same things before,” said Spalletti.

 In football, that’s the way it is. I know that I am expected to win because I have a good team. 

“But at a certain point, you have to look at other factors – you have to ask yourself whether a team is able to achieve the results given the way it’s been set up and whether they are following you. 

“For example, take things now – you get to December and you analyse the first six months of the year. 

Ari Charilaou