Just as it was predicted shortly after Claudio Ranieri resign from As Roma, the capital club have officially appointed their former star striker, Vincenzo Montella, as the Tinkerman’s temporary replacement which should lead Roma until the season ends. Montella’s appointment has been discussed just few hours after Ranieri officially resigned from the club following the Giallorossi’s 4-3 defeat against Genoa this weekend.
Montella’s appointment seemed like a very short term solution for the capital side as with the second phase of the season already in the running, it’s hard to find a reputable tactician that can take the team at the moment. Rumors stated that Roma’s board are planning to bring home former Ac Milan’s tactician, Carlo Ancelotti, in the summer as the current Chelsea coach always stated that he wants to coach Roma in the future.
However, with 12 Serie a games remaining, a Champions League tie and a Copa Italy match, Montella would have a huge task on his hand as he will be handling a mentally dismayed team in three important competition. Despite not having any professional coaching experience as just yet, the former striker at least got a massive advantages being a formal Giallorossi star and has also coached the capital side’s youth team or mainly called the Primavera.
The issue that would probably dwelling in the mind of many Roma fans is whether Montella can be excepted by the Giallorossi players, who are obviously are having an identity crisis at the moment and probably needed someone respectable to get them going again. The fact that one of Ranieri’s failure is cause by his constant disagreement with some important players, it would definitely be interesting how would a considerably young coach such as Montella can handle the “super star” in the dressing room in order to at least create a stability for the capital club.