Official: Daniele De Rossi Pens New Deal at Roma

Daniele De Rossi has penned a two-year contract extension, pledging his future to Roma until 2027 after an impressive half-season in charge. Thrilled for tying the club legend down to a new deal, the Giallorossi took to X to announce the agreement.

De Rossi, who spent almost his entire professional career as a footballer at Roma, returned to the Stadio Olimpico last January to replace Jose Mourinho. Despite failing to steer the club back into the Champions League in his first six months in charge, the 40-year-old has earned the hierarchy’s trust.

He helped Roma reach the Europa League semi-finals, only to bow out at the hands of new Bundesliga champions Bayer Leverkusen. Meanwhile, De Rossi’s side had to settle for a sixth-place finish in Serie A, though it wasn’t his fault. The Italian oversaw 26 games as Roma head coach in 2023/24, registering 14 wins, six draws, and six defeats.

Even before De Rossi put pen to paper on a new contract, Roma chiefs confirmed he’d stay in the capital already in April. Back then, the club released a statement saying: “After meeting with Daniele De Rossi we are delighted to announce he will continue as head coach of AS Roma after this season and for the foreseeable future.

Daniele leads with respect and courage, while his strength and deep-rooted belief in the club are truly aligned with Roma’s values, city and unparalleled fans.”

But this could be a troubling summer for De Rossi and Roma fans. Standout performer Paulo Dybala is again on Manchester United’s radar, with Erik ten Hag urging the Red Devils to bring the Argentine wizard to Old Trafford.

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