Rudi Garcia pens new three-year contract with Serie A outfit Roma
Rudi Garcia pens new three-year contract with Serie A side Roma
The former Lille manager will remain with the Italian outfit until June 2018.
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Rudi Garcia has been rewarded for guiding Roma to a second-placed finish in Serie A with a new three-year contract.
The French coach arrived in Rome last summer after spending five years with Lille - Les Dogues won Ligue 1 in 2011 - and promptly led the Giallorossi into a convincing challenge for the Italian championship. Juventus eventually overhauled their southern rivals to win a third straight Scudetto but Garcia restored UEFA Champions League football to the Stadio Olimpico.
He has now been given a mandate of helping transform Roma into a "world-class football team." Roma president James Pallotta told his club's official website: "I am pleased to announce that Rudi Garcia and Roma have agreed to a three-year extension beyond his original contract."
Pallotta added: "As I have said many times in the past, after I spent the first 30 minutes with Rudi in New York last year, I knew he would be the right choice to lead Roma for hopefully a long time. This extension is an integral part of our plan to bring continuity to our overall operational success."