Roma have parted ways with head coach Luciano Spalletti after finishing second in Serie A this season.

The news was announced after Roma beat Genoa 3-2 on Sunday as they secured an automatic qualification to the Champions League.

Spalletti joined Roma for the second time in January 2016.

Roma President Jim Pallotta: “We would like to thank Spalletti for his hard work and his significant contribution since his return,”.

“Under his stewardship this season, the team has won more Serie A points and scored more goals than any side in Roma’s history. We wish Luciano all the best for the future.

“This club is on a constant path of growth and that will continue with the appointment of a new coach who shares our values and philosophy and who will continue to help us take AS Roma forward.”

Spalletti’s contract ran out at the end of this season, and was heavily criticizedover Roma legend Francesco Totti’s playing time.

Totti, retired on Sunday after 25 years at the club, coming on in the 54th minute in the win over Genoa to a standing ovation.

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