In a social media post on Tuesday afternoon, Wojciech Szczesny praised manager Luciano Spalletti as news broke that the Italian has left his post as Roma boss after a record-breaking season in charge.

Spalletti started Szczesny in all of Roma’s Serie A fixtures and was not left disappointed by the Poland international’s goalkeeping displays as he kept 14 clean sheets, the highest across Italy’s top tier.

I owe a lot to this man! The whole team owes a lot to this man!” Szczesny said on Instagram.

Sad to see Luciano Spalletti leave AS Roma. Grazie Mister and good luck for your future!

The team finished on 87 points, four behind eventual champions Juventus.

It became increasingly clear that unless Roma managed to win a piece of silverware, Spalletti would leave in search of another challenge and despite a strong finish to the league campaign, they could’ve won the Scudetto but for better consistency in the early months.

A round-of-16 defeat (5-4 on aggregate) by Lyon ended their UEFA Europa League aspirations, whilst a 3-2 home victory was not enough to see off Lazio in the Coppa Italia semi-finals, having already trailed by a two-goal deficit from the previous leg.

Despite their disappointment, Roma won more league points and scored more goals than any side in the club’s history.

Szczesny’s own future is still uncertain, despite being set for a return to the Emirates this summer.

Napoli are reportedly interested in completing a deal to sign him, whilst Juventus have also been linked recently.

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