Sunday, 20th February 2011 

Claudio Ranieri has finally succumbed to the pressure and resigned as Roma coach. The former Chelsea and Valencia manager has endured a difficult few months with the capital city club and believes now is the perfect time to bow out.

"I always thought of the good of Roma", said Ranieri when announcing his decision. "I think it is fair to give a signal, the final whistle went in the dressing room and I thanked the team, and I decided to resign."

Roma were beaten 4-3 earlier today away to Genoa, having led 3-0 at one point. Combined with a 5-3 loss at Inter, a 2-0 home defeat to Napoli and a 3-2 home loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in the last 16 of the Champions League, the writing was on the wall for Ranieri.

The Serie A side will now commence their search for a new coach and Ranieri leaves them sitting eighth in Serie A.


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