Roma legend Daniele De Rossi has been appointed as the club’s new head coach, replacing Jose Mourinho, who was sacked on Monday.
The decision comes after Mourinho’s tenure at the club was marred by a series of disappointing results, including just one win in six Serie A games and a shock Coppa Italia defeat to Lazio.
De Rossi, who had an iconic playing career at Roma for nearly two decades, left the Stadio Olimpico in 2019. After a brief stint at Boca Juniors, he turned his attention to coaching, first with Serie B side SPAL. However, his time at SPAL lasted just four months.
Now, De Rossi is ready to take charge of Roma on a short-term deal until the end of the season. The rumor was reported by Fabrizio Romano earlier in the day, before Roma confirmed the announcement.
De Rossi is widely considered to be one of Roma’s greatest players, having made over 600 appearances for the club as a midfielder. His return to the Stadio Olimpico, this time as head coach, marks a significant moment for the club and its supporters. De Rossi’s passion, leadership, and deep understanding of the club’s ethos could prove to be decisive in revitalizing Roma.
L’AS Roma è lieta di annunciare che Daniele De Rossi è stato nominato nuovo Responsabile Tecnico della Prima Squadra fino al 30 giugno 2024.
Bentornato a casa, Daniele! 💛❤️
— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) January 16, 2024