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AVB To Roma?

Expect the Andre Villas-Boas sacking to make sporting  headlines for the next couple of days as the entire sporting fraternity grapples with rumors and reports linking the 34 year old to other top European clubs.

While the media has analysed the situation form every possible angle, the man at the centre of this debacle has remain awfully quiet. Since his sacking on Sunday, Villas-Boas has remain tight lipped on the whole ordeal.

This of course is not unusual, however, when he does decide to break his silence, you can be sure that he will not hesitate in airing Chelsea’s dirty linen. However, until that happens, we can only speculate as to what his next move will be.

According to reports now emerging, Villas-Boas next destination could be the Serie A. Apparently, AVB had a meeting with current Roma general manager Franco Baldini in London some while ago to discuss the possibility of succeeding current boss Luis Enrique.

In fact, this was not the first approach the capital club had made to try and sign AVB. It is reported that Roma were keen contenders to sign the 34 year old tactician from FC Porto last summer, but they were put off by his exorbitant £13 million release clause.

Though current coach Luis Enrique’s current job is not in danger, (Roma are 6th in the league) many believe that the 41 year old is said to be the main option for Spanish club Barcelona in case Pepe Guardiola does not sign a new contract with the Catalan giants.

The former Barca player and former Barcelona B team coach gave the clearest indication Saturday, that he would not be with Roma in the new season.

“If I am not considered anymore the right coach for Roma I am going to leave without any problems.” Enrique said after Roma’s loss to city rivals Lazio.

As things stand, there has been no clear indication by Chelsea on who will succeed AVB, however, with Guardiola looking for new challengers and Mourinho already house hunting, this is bound to be a very interesting summer transfer market.

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