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Como 1907 Appoints Osian Roberts as Caretaker Manager

Como 1907 is delighted to announce that former Technical Director of the Morocco FRMF and FA Wales, Osian Roberts, has been appointed caretaker manager until the end of the 23/24 season. Roberts, whose previous coaching roles have included Crystal Palace in the Premier League and the Welsh National side, will take charge of the first team in January supported by Cesc Fàbregas and the current coaching squad.

Roberts will additionally be Head of Development for Como 1907, tasked with creating a Como Culture within the organisation including coach education and player development plans, he will focus on this role full time after the end of the season.

Roberts is renowned for his influence in Welsh and Moroccan football, he was instrumental in both teams reaching new heights on the international stage. With the former he introduced “The Welsh Way,” emphasising dynamic play and player development Notably, he has also helped mould top coaches , including Roberto Martinez, Mikel Arteta, and Chris Coleman, through the world class FAW’s Dragon Park program he established.

Cesc Fàbregas, as part of the ownership group comments: “We are thrilled to welcome Osian Roberts to our football family. With his exceptional track record in developing players and coaches, we envision Roberts as a long-term architect of success across all age groups and levels. We believe that with this appointment we have the right experience to create the blueprint for the ambitious Como playing vision. Together, we embark on a new era of footballing success”.

Roberts will remain in place while the club conducts a thorough recruitment process for a new full-time manager.