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Roma Appoints Paulo Fonseca As Their New Manager

Paulo Fonseca Roma Manager

Roma have officially appointed former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca as their new Coach.

The 46-year-old had been in Ukraine since 2016 and was due to remain until June 2020, but he negotiated an early exit after Roma came calling.

There was a gentleman’s agreement with Shakhtar to release Fonseca after he won three consecutive League and Cup trophies, plus the 2017-18 Ukrainian Super Cup.

His previous clubs include Pacos Ferreira, Porto and Braga, where he won the Portuguese Super Cup and Portuguese Cup.

Fonseca has impressed with his all-out-attack style of play and has a fondness for the high press.

He has signed a two-year contract with the Giallorossi with the option for a third, worth a reported €2m per season.

Fonseca said: “I am very happy to have been appointed as the new coach of AS Roma and I would like to thank the entire leadership of the Club for the opportunity given to me.

“I am enthusiastic and motivated by the challenge that awaits us and I look forward to moving to Rome, meeting our fans and starting work. I believe that together we will be able to create something special.”