Christian Panucci has revealed contact with AS Roma over the coaching job.

Panucci is currently assistant coach to Fabio Capello with the Russian national team.

"There was a phone call. I was asked if I was prepared to come back to Roma," Panucci told the Corriere dello Sport .

"It would be the ultimate job to lead Roma. I spent some marvellous years at the Trigoria training ground. I'm not frightened by the prospect, as if anything I am fired up at the idea of being their Coach.

"My experience of studying Capello, who is the best Coach in the world, is worth more than many other adventures. Capello is teaching me so much and I am happy in Russia.

"If an actual proposal to be Roma Coach came in, then that would be one thing, otherwise I'd stay here."