Daniele De Rossi


Daniele De Rossi: Italy coach hospitalised after contracting coronavirus

Daniele De Rossi, the former Italy captain and the national team's technical coach, has been hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19 during last month's World Cup Qualifiers, according to Sky in Italy. The former AS Roma midfielder, who is fourth on Italy's all-time appearance list having played 117 times for...
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Official: Daniele De Rossi Joins Italian National Team Coaching Staff

During his playing days as a midfielder, Daniele De Rossi always had one eye trained on the attack and one fixated on the defense. If he was busy busting up an opponent's attacking moves, he immediately needed to know where Roma's next passing outlet was, where the wide players were and how far up the pitch Francesco Totti or Luca Toni or Mirko Vucinic were. Conversely, if he was making a late run into the box to join Roma's attack, he had to know where his support was: were the center-backs pressing up the pitch or retreating? Had the full-backs tucked inside or stayed out wide?
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Daniele De Rossi Joins Italy's Coaching Staff Through Euros

ROME (AP) — World Cup winner Daniele De Rossi begins his coaching career this weekend after joining the staff of Italy coach Roberto Mancini on Thursday. De Rossi signed a contract on Thursday and will meet with the squad on Sunday at the national team’s headquarters in Coverciano for coming World Cup qualifiers against Northern Ireland, Bulgaria and Lithuania.