AS Roma are pleased to confirm that Daniele De Rossi has been appointed as head coach until 30 June 2024
De Rossi will make his homecoming as head coach on Saturday night at the Stadio Olimpico, where the team will play its Serie A match against Verona. De Rossi played for AS Roma for eighteen years.
“Dan and Ryan Friedkin expressed their happiness at being able to give Daniele De Rossi the managerial role of AS Roma, believing that his leadership and ambition will be crucial in helping the team achieve its goals until the end of the season.”
Although we already knew Daniele had an unbreakable bond with the team, his eagerness to take on the role for the upcoming few months gave us even more confidence in his capacity to mentor the players and proudly uphold the club’s principles. Daniele, welcome home.
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After previously playing for Roma, De Rossi is back at the team.
Daniele, a Rome native and academy graduate, signed with AS Roma as a teenager in 2000. He made his debut in the first team in 2001 and went on to become one of the best midfield players in the world very quickly.
“I want to express my gratitude to the Friedkin family for giving me the opportunity to lead Roma as head coach. De Rossi stated, “From my perspective, there is no other way to meet the challenges that lie ahead of us from this point until the end of the season than dedication, making daily sacrifices, and giving it everything I have.
It is impossible to express how happy I am to be able to sit on our bench. Roma is well known to all of us. But the work ahead of us all has already taken priority.
“The only priorities my staff and I have set for ourselves are to be competitive, fight for our goals, and try to achieve them; we don’t have time or choice to do anything else.
De Rossi made 616 appearances and scored 63 goals for the Giallorossi in all competitions, ranking second in the club’s all-time appearance record.
At club level, he won the Coppa Italia twice, in 2007 and 2008, along with one Supercoppa in 2007.
In addition to his record-breaking accomplishments with Roma, Rossi has also had a successful international career.
He represented the Azzurri in eight important international tournaments and played 117 games while wearing the Italian jersey. He shared the 2006 World Cup victory with Francesco Totti and Simone Perrotta of Roma.
Following his retirement from football, De Rossi became a member of the coaching staff for the Italian national team. On July 11, 2021, at Wembley Stadium, he lifted the European Championship trophy. The following season, he took over as head coach of SPAL.