Sousa courted by Roma and Bordeaux

Paulo Sousa has reportedly flown to Bordeaux for a meeting with the Ligue 1 side, but Roma have him on stand-by after the derby defeat.

The Portuguese tactician has long been linked with the Roma bench, although such talk had calmed with recent good results from Eusebio Di Francesco.

Last night’s 3-0 Derby della Capitale defeat to arch rivals Lazio put everything back on the table, especially with next week’s decisive Champions League Round of 16 trip to FC Porto.

Failure to progress after winning the first leg 2-1 would spark the beginning of the end for Di Francesco.

Roma suddenly have competition for Sousa, as French media RMC reported on Saturday that he had flown out for talks with Girondins de Bordeaux.

The Ligue 1 side just fired Ricardo Gomes on Tuesday.

Former Fiorentina boss Sousa is currently out of work after he was sacked by Chinese club Tianjin Quanjian in October 2018.