The Giallorossi boss targets Europa League finish; remains coy over his Rome future and reveals that he will hold talks with the club officials at the end of the season
AS Roma manager, Luis Enrique, has now targeted UEFA Europa League after missing out on Champions League football.
The Giallorossi have slipped out of the race for the third-spot, as they drift six points behind Napoli. The recent draw against Chievo and the results of other teams have put La Maggica in the 7th spot on the points
The future of the Spaniard at Stadio Olimpico Rome is under dark clouds after the club’s recent struggles, and it is believed that he will get the chop after the season. However, Enrique refused to comment on his long term future,
and insisted that his immediate focus is on the game against Catania.
Enrique is desperate to finish in the top five in order to ensure Europa League football for next season. However, the tactician believes that it will not be easy, as other teams are also desperate to seal the important positions.
While talking to the reporters, Enrique said:
“I’ll talk about the game against Catania, not about my future. We’re still on course to qualify for the Europa League. We’ve been chasing Europa League qualification for some time and that is the only important thing right now.
It won’t be easy because every time we get close to that target, we haven’t done well. But we are still in with a chance and that is the only thing that interests me.”
The manager then talked about his future with the capital side, and confirmed that he will hold talks with the Giallorossi higher ups at the end of the season, and will then decide about his stay at the club.
“The meeting with the club at the end of the season will be important, as well as the one with the players.”
Former Chelsea boss, Andre Villas Boas has constantly been linked with the managerial role at Roma.
Roma will take on Catania in matchday 37 on Saturday, May 5th.