De Rossi earns UEFA A coaching badge

Daniele De Rossi of the Italian national team

Former Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has officially earned his UEFA A coaching license.

The Italian FA (FIGC) announced today that the 38 year-old, alongside former Milan ex-Juve attacker Alessandro Del Piero, received the highest marks among the class, which included the likes of Gianluca Curci, Cristian Vieri, Daniele Gastaldello, Alessandro Matri, Ignazio Abate, Riccardo Montolivo, Giampaolo Pazzini, and David Pizarro.

The license allows De Rossi to manage youth sides and women’s teams at all levels. He’s also now able to become a first team manager for clubs up to Serie C, Italy’s third tier.

In addition, he can also serve as vice-manager for any Serie B or Serie A club.

The final certification De Rossi needs before he’s eligible to become the first team manager of any Serie A side is a UEFA Pro license.

The UEFA Pro Diploma requires a total minimum 360 hours of education, plus at least one year’s coaching experience as a head coach at elite youth or senior amateur level, or as an assistant coach in professional football.