Deschamps in running for Roma

Deschamps in running for Roma

Published May. 29, 2011 12:11 p.m. ET

Marseille manager Didier Deschamps has not ruled himself out of the running for the vacant position at Roma.

Former favourite Vincenzo Montella guided the club to the Serie A finish line and remains a candidate for the full time role along with Luis Enrique and Stefano Pioli.

Pioli left Chievo by mutual consent on Thursday, having previously said he was flattered by reports of interest by Roma, who have been taken over by an American consortium.

Former Spain midfielder Luis Enrique, who has just left as Barcelona B coach, has been reported in the media as being on the verge of joining Roma while Deschamps has indicated he may leave France.


"I'm obviously reflecting and I'm waiting to see a project. It will not be a financial decision because it is not a driving force or decisive for me," said former Juventus midfielder Deschamps.

Roma finished a disappointing campaign in sixth position in Serie A and will participate in the Europa League next season.