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Como: How a Welshman helped end 21-year Serie A absence

Written by on May 12, 2024

It is unknown whether or not Roberts will continue as manager next season.

When he was appointed in December he was also given the position of Como’s head of development, with the intention that he would focus exclusively on that role from the start of the 2024-25 season.

“So the job is done in terms of what I was asked to do for the first few months,” he explained.

“It’s been all hands on deck in terms of this challenge we’ve had over the last few months.

“Now we’ll have time to talk about how we structure in terms of moving forward. The main thing is that the club is in Serie A.

“The city, the community, the fans, as well as the football club are in a good place, and I’m very fortunate and very proud to be in the middle of that.”

Roberts has been assisted by former Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who like Henry, is a shareholder at the club.

And even though Fabregas had a brief stint as interim boss last year, the Spaniard had not obtained the necessary Uefa coaching licence at the time.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with Cesc. He’s an intelligent young man who was a top player. But more importantly he’s made a seamless transition into becoming a coach,” said Roberts.

“His ideas have been very good and I’m sure he’s going to be a very successful coach.

“A great personality, and I know there’s more to come from him in the future.”

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