Roma inevitably moved quickly after firing José Mourinho, picking club legend Daniele De Rossi to fill the opening. The parties were already in talks.

From the Sacking of Mourinho to the De Rossi Experiment

Just four hours after Roma confirmed the sacking of Jose Mourinho, the Giallorossi announced that club legend Daniele De Rossi would be the one to take his place in the dugout. De Rossi, 40, spent 18 years as a player at Roma and gained respect throughout his career as a no-nonsense tough-tackling general in the heart of their midfield.