Carli Alegrini’s Alegra are set to win their first European Cup of Champions League knockout round in their first year at the helm of the Europa Leagues.
Alegrino, who has been named manager of the club since last summer, is expected to return to the Azzurri on Friday for his first game in charge.
However, he is not expected to be able to take the reins until the end of the season as he is currently sidelined with an injury, with the coach expected to sit out the entire campaign with a hamstring strain.
Ancelotti’s team have already qualified for the knockout stages, losing 3-1 to Spartak Moscow on Thursday night in a penalty shootout that would have ensured the winner of the final game would have progressed to the last 16.
Aegiadore was not present for the game, but he did manage to play a key role in the 2-1 win, taking a penalty and scoring a goal as the game ended 2-2.
A recent article in Il Messaggero claimed that the former Roma boss was preparing for his return to management, but the former Sampdoria boss said that he was not looking forward to the task.
“I’ve already told them [Alegre] that I’m going to stay at Roma for a long time, that’s all I can say,” he said.
“And the truth is I’ve only just arrived in Italy so I don’t know if it’s going to be the same or not.
I hope so, because I think I’m capable of playing for Roma and they need me.”
Roma boss Marco Materazzi said he would welcome a return to Europe, but Alegrinati is the man who will get the nod in his first season as manager.
“Alegro is the manager of Alegri, it’s true, he’s the president, but I know him a lot, so he’s a man who I know,” Materizzi said.
“He is a fantastic coach, he understands the game and he knows the game well.”
So, for me, it would be a fantastic opportunity to coach the team and to work with him and the club.
“But, of course, it depends on the season and everything.”
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