Daniele De Rossi, who was appointed as Jose Mourinho’s replacement, is excited about the prospect of turning around Roma’s situation.
The 60-year-old Mourinho and his coaching staff were fired this morning, and the Serie A team acted quickly to name club legend De Rossi as head coach for the remainder of the campaign.
The former Italy midfielder is happy to be back home after spending 18 amazing years playing for the Giallorossi.
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De Rossi stated: “I would like to thank the Friedkin family for entrusting me with the responsibility of the head coach role.” De Rossi will be in the bench when Roma hosts Verona on Saturday.
“From my perspective, there is no other way to meet the obstacles that lie ahead of us from now until the end of the season than dedication, making daily sacrifices, and giving it everything I have.
It is impossible to express how happy I am to be able to sit on our bench. Roma is well known to all of us.
“However, the work that awaits us all has already taken precedence.