Sabatini: Spalletti can lead Roma to silverware

Former Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has voiced his support for manager Luciano Spalletti, insisting he can bring success to the club.

Under the guidance of Spalletti, the Giallorossi have climbed to second position in the Serie A standings, trailing defending champions Juventus by eight points.

The Italian tactician's current contract at Roma expires at the end of the season, but Sabatini is hopeful he will sign a new deal and continue managing the side for years to come.

"What has been done by Spalletti could not have been done by others," Sabatini told Pagine Romaniste.

"I hope that he continues to be the coach of Roma for several years because I am sure he will be able to complete a cycle and to close it by making it a success."

He added: "Spalletti expects a lot of himself, and therefore also expects a lot from the players, a result. If he doesn’t get a result, he has doubts and moves forward, in a position of great courage.

"Spalletti is a brave man, he certainly doesn’t use the language which is the current habit in football, however, his position is crystal clear.

"It is said that in order to be coach of Roma you need to bring something home."