Di Francesco has confirmed he will sit down with the Sassuolo’s hierarchy after Sunday’s game and feels confident he will agree new terms at the Mapei Stadium. The Modena-based club, have confirmed that head coach Eusebio Di Francesco has signed a new deal with the club lasting until June 2017.
“There is a very good chance that I will stay at Sassuolo,” noted the coach in his press conference, coming to the signing. “I’ll meet with the club this weekend and define the details. I am optimistic.”
The former Lecce head coach previously extended his contract in June 2014 which tied him to the Emilia-Romagna until the end of the 2015-16 season and could yet guide the Neroverdi to an eleventh place finish in this season’s Serie A.
He had been linked with positions at Sampdoria, Empoli and Fiorentina, but then decided to stay at Sassuolo by signing 3-year extension deal for his coaching career. Di Francesco took over as head coach at the CittadelTricolore in June 2012 and guided the club to promotion from the second tier in his first season in charge. The 45-year-old was dimissed from his position in January 2014, only to be re-appointed two months later.
Upon his return the coach successfully proving his successful coaching job as he guided Sassuolo to safety in Serie A. Sassuolo have secured a mid-table position in the top flight this term and Di Francesco has been linked with both Milan and Fiorentina in recent months.
Sassuolo have secured wins in all of their last three Serie A games and are looking forward to their final game of the campaign against Genoa on Sunday.
“We suffered more than we should’ve done this season due to various problems, but I am happy with what the team did and am sure we’ll put in a final great performance for our fans. The objective was to secure safety comfortably and we did that. I’d give our campaign 7.5 out of 10. I am very satisfied,” said the coach, commenting the club’s journey during the campaign.
The Sassuolo coach mostly focused on his future, which has been reported to be away from the club. Di Fransesco expressed his delight to extend his career at the club: “I am happy to go ahead with Sassuolo and the project here, as I am still greatly motivated. It is hard to develop a club like Sassuolo but I have enjoyed myself.”