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De Rossi joins Roberto Mancini’s coaching set-up in Italy

Thu 18 March 2021 | 15:33

Former Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi has joined the national team’s coaching staff to work alongside Roberto Mancini as a technical coach.

De Rossi

retired in January 2020, after a brief experience of a few months in Argentina with the

Boca Juniors

club. For the past few months, he has been training to become a coach, and his name has already been mentioned several times when changing coaches in Serie A.

"I'm proud to start this new career with the national team and I thank both president [Gabriele] Gravina and coach Mancini for the trust and the opportunity,"

De Rossi told the

FIGC's official website


"It will be exciting to return to Coverciano, which for me means coming back home and find many former colleagues and friends in the staff and the group. I can't wait to get started."

Mancini, who took over Italy in 2018, was happy to welcome De Rossi into the fold.

"I'm very pleased that Daniele joins our group,"

Mancini said.

"I'm sure he will be able to give the lads an important contribution and I hope that his first experience will be useful for the future."

source: SportMob