Former Roma midfielder and captain Daniele De Rossi has officially accepted his first head coaching job.
The 39 year-old has been named the new manager of Serie B side SPAL, signing a two-year contract with the club that runs until June 2024. The Ferrara-based side announced the news on their social media networks less than one day after they sacked former manager Roberto Venturato.
Club president and former Roma executive Joe Tacopina sacked Venturato yesterday evening following the team’s 2-0 loss to Frosinone.
It’ll be De Rossi’s first managerial role following his retirement as a player in January of 2020. Since then he’s spent time with the Italian national team as a part of Roberto Mancini’s staff and was a member of the team’s Euro 2020 victory.
Never hiding his managerial aspirations, De Rossi was quickly linked to a host of clubs once he embarked on his coaching career, however, he never accepted any of the offers often claiming the timing wasn’t right.
SPAL, whose president is former Roma executive Joe Tacopina, were in search of a new manager after Roberto Venturato was relieved of his duties yesterday evening following the team’s 2-0 loss to Frosinone.