AS Roma president Rosella Sensi has explained why they appointed Vincenzo Montella as new coach.
The former player and current youth academy boss was brought in after Claudio Ranieri tended his resignation on Sunday.
"Montella was a choice we considered carefully," assured President Sensi.
"We consider him to be the right person at this moment in terms of his football background, character and sense of belonging.
"Montella has been bonded to these club colours for many years and continues to give a great deal for the jersey.
"He accepted the position with enthusiasm and determination. I don't think he will limit himself to riding out the rest of the season, but aims to transmit his mentality to the lads."