Roma Appoint De Rossi to Succeed Mourinho on the Bench

Roma inevitably moved quickly after firing José Mourinho, picking club legend Daniele De Rossi to fill the opening. The parties were already in talks in previous days. Coming to terms wasn’t challenging, Sky informs. His contract is seasonal, but he could earn a renewal through the results. There’s a bonus tied to the Champions League qualification.

Owners Dan and Ryan Friedkin summoned the Special One to relay the decision before Tuesday’s training. It originated from their going in the entire campaign and not just from the recent display against Milan. Moreover, the brass didn’t like the coach’s continuous search for excuses.

De Rossi returns to Roma five years after leaving it. He played his final season at Boca Juniors, logging just five appearances. He has been at the club since 2000, when he was 17, till 2019. He piled up 459 caps and contributed to winning two Coppa Italia and one Supercoppa Italiana.

The former ‘Capitan Futuro’ comes in with limited coaching experience. He was an assistant for Roberto Mancini on the Italy staff for about a year. He left to manage SPAL in Serie B for 16 matches, getting the ax after picking up 3 wins, 6 draws, and 7 losses.

Our Take on Roma and De Rossi

It’s understandable from a sentimental standpoint, as he won’t catch flack from the fan base right away, but it’s a major gamble. The first order of business should be a tactical change as they are short on defenders, but he has used a three-man line too.

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