Roma Legend De Rossi Reveals Desire to Have Played Under Mourinho

Legendary Giallorossi defensive midfielder Daniele De Rossi has revealed in an exclusive interview at the Gazzetta dello Sport Awards event regarding his wish to have played under current Roma coach Jose Mourinho and his opinion on the club’s recent run of form.

De Rossi notched up 616 appearances for Roma, scoring 63 goals in process, under a host of champion managers during his 18-year stay at Stadio Olimpico, such as Fabio Capello, Luciano Spalletti and Claudio Ranieri.

However, he has divulged his desire to have been coached by Mourinho, who only just took over reigns in the capital.

Speaking at the event (via, De Rossi said: “I would have liked to have been coached by Mou, as well as by Guardiola, Simeone, Klopp and Ancelotti, who are all coaches any player would like to spend time with, to steal a pinch of their charisma.”

To win you need people who know the word ‘win’. He’s certainly not the wrong person. I am looking forward to a process lasting a few years, which will bring Roma back to the top, thanks to the right people,” he continued.

On Roma’s current run of form, De Rossi provided a no-nonsense pragmatic response and urged that perhaps a string of victories can bring about conviction among the fans.

 “It is neither easy nor correct to formulate judgements from the outside. I never liked former players who regularly comment the team after each defeat. I keep my ideas to myself. Perhaps Roma need a string of victories that can bring not enthusiasm, but conviction among everybody,” he commented.

Watch De Rossi urge Roma to stick with Jose Mourinho and back him to win trophies at the Stadio Olimpico (via BeIN Sports).