As Roma: 4 Reasons Coach Zdenek Zeman Needs More Time

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As Roma: 4 Reasons Coach Zdenek Zeman Needs More Time
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When it was revealed that Zdeněk Zeman would be returning to take over as coach of Roma, there was much rejoicing in the Italian capital.

Since the departure of Luciano Spalletti, Roma have failed to find a coach that could recapture his success with the Giallorossi. Claudio Ranieri, Spalletti's successor, was thought to be the man for the job, but floundered in the role.

Last season, Roma thought they would try something different by giving Luis Enrique, who was coaching Barcelona's B squad at the time, a shot at "top" European football.

Enrique brought the tiki-taka style, currently being used by Barcelona, to Roma. It never caught on with Roma, and Enrique was let go at the end of the season.

Zeman's return to Roma, where he coached from 1997-1999, came on the heels of his guiding Pescara to promotion from Serie B last season.

So far this season, however, results have been mixed for Zeman's Roma.

Nevertheless, we should not be quick to judge Zeman's results. He still needs time to continue working with his team.

Here's why.

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