ROME (AP) — Roma announced the departure of Luciano Spalletti on Tuesday in an expected move that frees the coach to sign with Inter Milan.
“The process to appoint a new coach is now underway,” Roma said in a statement.
The announcement came two days after Spalletti guided Roma to a second-place finish in Serie A and direct entry into the Champions League.
The 58-year-old Spalletti has been in negotiations to follow former Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini to Inter.
Sassuolo’s Eusebio Di Francesco, a former Roma player, is reportedly the top choice to replace Spalletti with the Giallorossi.
Spalletti’s second stint as Roma’s coach began in January 2016.
While Roma won two Italian Cups and one Italian Super Cup during Spalletti’s first stay at Roma, no trophies were won…