Roma in no rush to extend Rudi Garcia contract

General director Mauro Baldissoni says there is plenty of time for the club and the coach to discuss his contract

Roma are in no hurry to secure the future of coach Rudi Garcia despite their excellent season so far.

The 50-year-old Frenchman joined Roma from Lille last year and has enjoyed immediate success at the capital club.

Roma currently sit second in Serie A, six points ahead of nearest rivals Napoli with a game in hand, and are set for their best season since they finished runners-up in 2009-10.

Roma general director Mauro Baldissoni told "Garcia has one year left in his contract and hence, we have all the time to discuss his renewal.

"We want to reciprocally extend our rapport. There is time to renew his contract."

Roma can cut the gap on Juve to eight points with victory against Parma on Wednesday, and Baldissoni is not giving up hope that they can claim a stunning league victory.

"I'm optimistic that Roma can win its remaining games," he added.

"With regards to Juve's advantage in the standings, we can only hope."

Juventus lost 2-0 at Napoli on Sunday, just their second league defeat of the season.