Catania coach Montella: I have a weakness for Roma

The former Giallorossi centre forward has admitted he would like to succeed Luis Enrique in the dugout, but acknowledged that he is still under contract at Catania

Catania coach Vincenzo Montella has not ruled out the possibility of moving to Roma in the summer following Luis Enrique's confirmation that he is to leave the capital club.

The former Roma striker has been linked heavily with his former club after his successful first season in charge of Catania, and admits that he still has a soft spot for the Giallorossi.

“They [Catania] know my weakness for the team, given my past, first as a player and then a coach,” the 37-year-old told Sky Sports Italia. “Let's see if the interest is real first; then I will speak to the president to see what he can do.”

Montella then went on to comment on the statement made by Roma director Walter Sabatini, proclaiming that the he was in the running to succeed Luis Enrique: “I'm flattered by Sabatini's words, but I owe a lot to the Catania fans. I have a contract here and I intend to respect it.

Catania finished the season in 11th place, eight points behind Roma in seventh.