Claudio Ranieri has confirmed that he will leave Roma at the end of the season.
The Italian, who famously led Leicester City to an improbable Premier League title win in 2016, took over his hometown club Roma in March after being sacked by Fulham.
He signed a deal until the end of the season with the possibility to extend beyond that but Ranieri confirmed on Friday morning that he will be leaving
‘I came to Roma because my reaction to getting the call from the club, as a Roma fan, was one of excitement and eagerness to help,’ he said.
‘My job here runs until the end of the season. When these three games are over, my work here will be over.’
Ranieri, who previously managed Roma between 2009 and 2011, has won four, drawn three and lost two of his nine matches in charge.
Their patchy form has jeopardised their chances of finishing in the top four in Serie A and qualifying for next season’s Champions League.
Roma are currently sixth but are only three points off fourth position with three rounds of the season to play.
They host champions Juventus this Sunday evening before rounding off their campaign with games away to Sassuolo and at home to Parma