However, Roma summoned Claudio Ranieri to replace Eusebio di Francesco.
Speaking after the appointment, Ranieri said: “I’m delighted to be coming back home.”
He added, “When Roma call you, it’s impossible to say no.”
Ranieri has managed Roma between 2009 and 2011.
The club sacked Eusebio di Francesco after losing 4-3 on aggregate to Porto in the Champions League last 16.