Sabatini: Luis Enrique remains Roma's first option

The Giallorossi's director of football has stressed that the club are not looking at other coaches as they are hopeful that their current trainer will stay in the Italian capital
Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini has made it clear that current head coach Luis Enrique remains the Serie A side's first option for next season.

The Spaniard's future at the Stadio Olimpico is clouded in uncertainty after an inconsistent 2011-12 campaign, and Roma have already been linked with former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas in recent weeks as his possible replacement.

Nevertheless, Sabatini has insisted that Luis Enrique is still their first choice for next season.

"Roma are always on the move and are always looking at opportunities and possibilities. However, Luis Enrique remains our first option," Sabatini said to Sky.

"Villas-Boas? If Luis Enrique doesn't stay here, we want another coach who has our full confidence. I don't want to talk about other coaches, though."

Roma currently sit seventh in the Serie A table with one more game remaining.

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