Before last month's humiliating home loss to Fiorentina, Roma fans unfurled a banner at the Stadio Olimpico that read: "We need 11 Garcias." However, come the season's end, the Giallorossi might not even have one.
Roma coach Rudi Garcia is a man under pressure, which, on the face of it, seems unfair given how he has transformed the club from also-rans into Serie A title contenders since arriving in the Italian capital in the summer of 2013. Little was expected of the former Lille coach as so little was known. Indeed, Daniele De Rossi had to 'google' his new coach's name and was less than impressed to come across a video of the Frenchman playing the guitar. "Look who we've got!" he exclaimed, horrified, as he turned the screen towards Italy team-mate Andrea Pirlo during an international break.