Eusebio Di Francesco in talks over Sevilla move

Former Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco could follow sporting director Monchi to Sevilla this summer, say reports.

Corriere dello Sport say the Italian has been visiting the Andalusian capital and had a meeting with the sporting director, before watching last weekend’s derby against Real Betis.

Joaquin Caparros is currently the interim boss at Sevilla having shifted into the position for a third stint having previously held the role of Director of Football.

The shake-up was made after Pablo Machin’s dismissal last month, which coincided with the double exit of Di Francesco and Monchi from the Italian capital club.

El Mundo Deportivo claim Caparros is still favourite for the role and Sevilla president Jose Castro told reporters the experienced local is an option for the role permanently.

 “Of course, Joaquin Caparros is an option, but in any case, we must always wait at the end of the season,” Castro told reporters, as cited by El Espanol.

“I think now is the time to continue adding points and enjoy that he is bringing joy in terms of play and results in the team.

“Joaquin transmits good things, we must wait. (Sporting director) Monchi gives us peace of mind and is the number one in his field, says that Joaquin has evolved a lot.

“He is the brains behind this template and he knows what system to use to get the best out of this team and he believes in these players, which is showing in the results.

“Results are important for us and put us in the right direction.”

The 63-year-old explained earlier this month that he has chronic leukaemia but has promised he will continue in his role without restrictions.

Former midfielder Di Francesco has been in management for over a decade and managed over 200 matches for Sassuolo before his 2017 switch to Roma.

He led the club to the 2018 Champions League semi-finals and would be the second former Roma boss to go to Sevilla in recent times following Vincenzo Montella.

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