Zdenek Zeman to return as Roma coach

Roma has confirmed Zdenek Zeman will return to the club as coach for the next two seasons.
Pescara Calcio head coach, Zdenek Zeman, looks on during a Serie B match between Hellas Verona FC and Pescara Calcio. (Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Roma has confirmed Zdenek Zeman will return to the club as coach for the next two seasons.

Zeman, who guided Pescara to the Serie B title last season, was among Roma's top choices to replace Luis Enrique, who quit at the end of last season. He signed a two-year contract Monday.

Zeman spent two seasons at the helm of Roma before being replaced by Fabio Capello in 1999.

He steered Pescara back to the top flight after a 19-year absence. A last-minute winner secured the title for Pescara on the last day of the season, on goal difference, after it finished level on points and head-to-head record with Torino.

Zeman's young, attacking team scored 90 goals — 30 more than any other Serie B team.