Roma and De Rossi Not Going to Rush Extension Talks

Daniele De Rossi will likely continue to coach Roma well past his original short-term contract. However, he and the club have decided together to wait to formalize a renewal. The midfielder knows the town and the fan base all too well and is wary that everything would change with a couple of losses, Corriere dello Sport informed (via Mediaset).

The Giallorossi will have a lot at stake in the coming months since they mounted a comeback to fifth place and will face Milan in the Europa League’s quarter-finals.

De Rossi, Roma owner Ryan Friedkin, and CEO Lino Souloukou elected to postpone the discussions to the end of the campaign. The young gaffer inked a seasonal deal with no pre-determined option to extend it after José Mourinho was ousted. He’ll pocket a bonus if they qualify for the Champions League.

The Giallorossi won’t need to finish in the top four to achieve that. Serie A are in pole position to obtain an extra spot thanks to the seasonal UEFA ranking. Winning the Europa League also grants access to the top continental competition.

The brass hasn’t contacted other coaches recently, which suggests that the status quo will remain. The only possible alternative is Antonio Conte, but he’d be very expensive.

Our Take on Roma and De Rossi

They have gotten to the point where it’d be a shocker if he weren’t confirmed. Their gamble worked out great. Besides his connection with the team, the hopes weren’t too high beforehand.

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