Roma would be an interesting move, could have a solid shot at Juve in a season with no European football if you could keep all the players happy
Roma Appoint Van Gaal
Roma sit in 10th in Serie A
Louis van Gaal has officially been unveiled as A.S. Roma's new first team manager at the club's headquarters in the Italian capital. The decision sees Alessandro Pane officially step down from his role as interim manager and rejoin the club's backroom staff.
Van Gaal will step into his first role in management since leaving Manchester United last May and boasts one of the more impressive resumes in world football, winning a Champions League with Ajax and managing Barcelona and Bayern Munich at different points in his career. Roma will be his first venture in Italy, after managing in Spain, Germany, England and Holland.
Van Gaal's last match as manager saw his side lift the FA Cup
Roma President James Pallotta was pleased to seal the deal during the international break, with Roma set to take on Chievo in 5 days time.
"We're very pleased to announce that Louis van Gaal will be Roma's next manager. Louis has signed an 18-month contract with the club, and we look forward in earnest to the end of this season and the beginning of the next. Louis is a man who has the ability to make positive changes to a football club, and I anticipate he can do just that here at Roma.
Journalists watched as van Gaal signed the deal, securing him to the club until June 2019. It is believed that the Roma board will not judge the 65-year old on his league position this season, but Champions League football will certainly be on the agenda in 2017/18.
Van Gaal inherits a squad with underperforming talent, including Edin Dzeko, Daniele De Rossi and Stephan El Shaarawy but the Dutch boss will likely be looking forward to work with the likes of Mohamed Salah, who has had a very strong season thus far.
Roma have a large number of loaned players this season, including Thomas Vermaelen and Mario Rui
Roma have confirmed that the new appointment will front up to the media tomorrow ahead of the side's clash with Chievo.