Daniele De Rossi: “I hope to return to Roma one day.”

Andy Mattioli

Roma legend and former club captain Daniele De Rossi – currently in his first year as manager of SPAL in Serie B – spoke about his relationship with ex-Roma coach Claudio Ranieri, mentioning his own ambition to return to Roma in the future.

“Ranieri? From a tactical point of view he is very pragmatic, intelligent, he knows football and the players better than anyone else. Then from a human point of view he is a gentleman, a gentleman with great personality who makes himself heard and respected in the locker room and has no problems telling this guy or that guy if they are behaving badly or taking off me at halftime in a Derby,” De Rossi told reporters on Thursday afternoon.

“The last memory we share together is incredible, he was by my side in what was probably our last appearance for Roma, although I hope to return one day. It was the moment when we said goodbye to our favorite team and gave each other strength.”

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