Rudi Garcia wants Champions League qualification for Roma

June 20, 2013
By: Nemanja Lazarevic

Rudi GarciaFrench coach Rudi Garcia has been officially unveiled as new AS Roma boss, as he replaced interim manager Aurelio Andreazzoli.

His first task will be to rebuild the squad following yet another disappointing campaign and a sixth-place finish in the Serie A.

Having proved his worth during the five years at Lille, the Frenchman is hoping to secure Champions League football with Roma in his first season at Stadio Olimpico.

“There is a competitive squad here. Now the important thing is that we get back into Europe – if that is through the biggest door (the Champions League) then that would be better,” Garcia told reporters.

“To do that I want to get to know all of the squad and then aim to strengthen it.

“I’m ambitious and we’ll work hard. I am afraid of nothing and I’m here to win with a side that enjoys playing football and entertaining the fans.”

Roma are 3.20 (11/5) with Betfred to achieve a top 3 finish in Serie A next term, with the Giallorossi set to seriously reinforce the squad in the summer.

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