Sassuolo: Di Francesco could extend stay

Sassuolo president Carlo Rossi has played down speculation about manager Eusebio Di Francesco’;s potential departure, insisting that a new deal is possible.

Di Francesco has been linked with a number of clubs, including Roma, but most prominently are the rumours of a meeting with the Fiorentina director of sport.

However, Rossi remains confident that a new contract can be negotiated with the manager, whom he believes remains undecided for the moment.

“Who said that Di Francesco wants to leave? I wouldn’t say that. Nothing has been decided yet. I am confident we can agree to extend this rapport at Sassuolo," said Rossi, according to Football Italia.

“I am the President of Sassuolo, but the real decision will be hashed out between Di Francesco, (owner Giorgio) Squinzi and (director of sport Giovanni) Carnevali.

“As we have always done, each will put forward their perspectives and intentions. I think we can reach an agreement to continue together, because five years allowed us to get into Serie A and consolidate our position.

“In my view, Di Francesco is undecided. I am convinced he wants to stay, but also to have an experience a step above Sassuolo.”