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Luciano Spalletti: I Have Resigned From Roma

Luciano Spalletti has stepped down from his position as coach of Roma, and he confirmed his resignation with a brief statement to Sky Sport Italia.

"I handed in my resignation and Roma accepted it instantly," the coach told reporters.

Spalletti met with Roma president Rosella Sensi at the Villa Pacelli in Rome alongside director Daniele Prade. The reunion lasted little over half an hour as the coach informed the club of his decision.

The meeting came within hours of an earlier gathering involving Giallorossi chiefs and former Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri.

Prior to Spalletti's meeting, the 'Tinkerman' reportedly discussed terms with the club and he is likely to take over from the Tuscan. All that is missing is an official statement as the Spalletti era comes to an end.

The Italian took charge at Trigoria in 2005. He recently penned an extension with the club, but he has left with just two games into the season.

On Sunday, Spalletti hinted that he had lost the dressing room after claiming a number of players were not following him.

Ranieri's appointment is expected to be made official within the next few hours.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com

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