Garcia: I've come to Roma to win trophies

The new Giallorossi boss has ambitious plans for the club's future after highlighting the winning of silverware at the Stadio Olimpico as his number one priority
Rudi Garcia says he is determined to bring success to Roma after being announced as the club's new head coach last Wednesday.

Garcia, who previously spent five years at Lille where he led his side to the Ligue 1 title in 2011, has replaced caretaker boss Aurelio Andreazzoli at the Stadio Olimpico.

Speaking in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport, the 49-year-old Frenchman expressed his desire to reinvigorate the Serie A side.

"I know that people expect first of all that Rome will return to Europe," the former Lille midfielder said.

"It's a critical step we can take. Roma will get back to that level, I'm sure. But I've come to try to win something."

The Giallorossi had a disappointing last campaign, finishing sixth and four points behind Udinese in the race for the final Europa League place, while losing the Coppa Italia final to arch-rivals Lazio.

"I know what the derby is all about in Rome," the Frenchman continued.

"I know what the most important thing is: beating Lazio. I know that game has a weight to it for the Giallorossi fans.

"There is a lot of work to do and I have to move to early to plan the season, beginning with the preparation. I am a loyal person and I hope for a long to stay in Rome, just as happened in Lille."