Roma have sacked head trainer Eusebio di Francesco after last-16 defeat by Porto on Wednesday.

The Italian side lost 4-3 on aggregate after an Alex Telles extratime penalty in Portugal, with directed 2-1 from the first leg.

49, di Francesco, took over in June 2017, causing Roma to the past year’s semi finals, where they were beaten by .

“On behalf of everyone and myself at ,” I’d love to thank Eusebio due to his job and also his commitment,” said club president Jim Pallotta.

“Since returning to the club, Eusebio has always acted professionally and put the club needs in front of his own. We all h him well for the future”

Former Italy midfielder Di Francesco won the title in 2001 before retiring in 2005.

Until coming at Roma to displace Luciano Spalletti, who had left to join he spent five years winning the Serie B title in 2013.

While Lazio are 3 things behind in sixth with a game in hand, roma are 3 things behind Inter in fourth, the last qualification spot.

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