Spalletti heading to Inter?

"We would like to place on record our honest thanks to Spalletti for all of his hard work and the significant contribution he has made to the club since his return".

Luciano Spalletti was showered with boos and whistles during Totti's last match.

Roma have parted company with manager Luciano Spalletti after finishing second in Serie A this season, seemingly paving the way for the Italian to join league rivals Inter Milan.

"Under the direction of Spalletti Roma last season scored the most points and scored the most goals in a season in the history of the club". We wish Luciano the best for the future.

The Dutchman, who made 45 appearances in all competitions for Roma during the 2016-17 campaign, has signed a five-year contract extension with the club.

It is expected that Spalletti in the next season will be headed by inter Milan.

However, his second spell at Roma will be ultimately remembered for his relationship with club legend Francesco Totti.

The Nerazzurri have endured a torrid season.

However, it was not all plain sailing for Spalletti, who became exasperated at the constant pressure to field 40-year-old Francesco Totti, the talismanic playmaker whose 25 seasons at Roma ended in an emotional farewell on Sunday. "Let's take the time to agree on what I should do".

Inter, who have struggled for form this season, and have seen repeated overtures for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte dismissed, are now free to go after Spalletti, amid reports that the club's new Chinese owners will be prominent in the transfer market.

Spalletti was appointed as head coach of Zenit St Petersburg in December 2009 and gained more success with league titles in his first two full seasons in Russian Federation before being sacked in March 2014 and returned to the Italian capital 22 months later.

  • Julie Sanders