Zeman confirms he will be new Roma coach

The well-traveled coach has been rewarded for his work in taking Pescara to Serie A as he prepares for a second stint with the Giallorossi.
Former Lazio, Napoli and Brescia coach Zdenek Zeman has revealed that he will replace Luis Enrique on the Roma bench, taking over for his second spell at the club for the 2012-13 Serie A season.

The Giallorossi parted company with Luis Enrique in May, after a disappointing season for the Spanish trainer. Under the watch of the former Barcelona and Real Madrid player, Roma finished seventh in Serie A, failing to qualify for European competition in the coming season.

Andre Villas-Boas and Mauricio Pellegrini were both linked with a move to the Stadio Olimpico, but Zeman confirmed on Saturday that he would be the man to lead Roma into the new campaign.

"Next year I will be coaching Roma. Today I am only going to be talking about Pescara. We can start talking about the Giallorossi from next week," the 65-year-old told reporters during a press conference.

Zeman began his coaching career with the Palermo youth ranks in 1981 and has gone on to work at 15 different clubs in Italy, Turkey and Serbia. He led Pescara to the Serie B title in 2011-12, meaning the club will enjoy top-flight football again after an absence of 10 years.

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