Eusebio Di Francesco the main candidate for Sevilla

Former Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco looks set to follow sporting director Monchi to Sevilla this summer, say Marca.

The report claims the Italian is the ‘leading candidate’ for the role this summer, while last month Corriere dello Sport said he previously held a meeting with the sporting director, before watching the recent 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 last month claimed Caparros was favourite for the role and Sevilla president Jose Castro told reporters the experienced local is an option for the role permanently.

Monchi also suggested Caparros would stay on, insisting he wanted to work together ‘for many more years’ but three defeats in four may change the outlook.

The 63-year-old explained last 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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