AS Roma Sold to Americans, Ancelotti Next?

American businessman Thomas Di Benedetto and his consortium of American investors finally put pen to paper yesterday on a $101 million deal to purchase a 67% stake in AS Roma.  The historic deal makes AS Roma the first American owned Serie A side.

Roma faithful hope that with new ownership, an influx of cash will follow, allowing Roma to finally compete with the biggest European clubs in the transfer market this summer.  It has been widely rumored that current Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti will be Di Benedetto’s first big signing.  Ancelotti spent arguably the best years of his playing career with Roma and has publicly acknowledged his desire to coach the Giallorossi one day.  While Ancelotti has another year left on his Chelsea contract, the Blues exit from the Champions League earlier this week has effectively set the stage for Ancelotti’s appointment to the Roma bench.

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