AS Roma appoints ‘club legend’ De Rossi as new head coach after Mourinho is sacked￼
Italian professional soccer Serie A AS Roma, which suddenly dismissed coach Jose Mourinho (60, Portugal) due to poor performance, handed over the baton to ‘club legend’ Daniele Derossi (40, Italy). I left it to you.Roma announced on the 16th (local time) that it had appointed Derossi as its new coach.His contract period runs until June 2024.Roma announced the dismissal of manager Mourinho on this day and announced a successor shortly after.Under coach Mourinho, who has continued since July 2021, Roma achieved victory in the UEFA Europa Conference League in the 2021-2022 season and runner-up in the Europa League in the 2022-2023 season, but failed to achieve significant results in the league.
It ranked 6th in Serie A for the past two seasons in a row, and remains in 9th place until the 20th round this season. In particular, as the team suffered a 1-3 loss in the league match against AC Milan on the 14th amidst recent poor performance, Roma chose to part ways with coach Mourinho, who was under contract until June of this year.Including the match against Milan, Roma had only 1 win (2 draws, 3 losses) in the last 6 league games, and also lost 0-1 to Lazio in the Coppa Italia quarterfinals on the 10th.De Rossi, who succeeded Mourinho and led Roma during a crisis, is a team legend who debuted in Serie A in the 2001-2002 season and spent 18 seasons at AS Roma.
He also played for the Italian national team from 2004 to 2017, playing in 117 international matches (matches between national teams), scoring 21 goals, including participating in three World Cups.He was also a winning member of Italy during the 2006 World Cup in Germany. Derossi, who played only in Rome and announced his retirement six months after transferring to Argentina’s Boca Juniors in July 2019, joined the Italian national team led by coach Roberto Mancini as a coach in March 2021 and took the path of a leader.Italy contributed to winning the 2020 European Football Championship (Euro 2020) held in 2021.He began his career as a professional team coach at SPAL in Italy’s Serie B (second division) in October 2022, and was dismissed in February last year due to poor performance.“Everyone knows what Roma means to me. I can’t express in words the excitement of being able to sit on our bench,” he said. “What else can we do other than being competitive, fighting for our goals and 스포츠토토존 trying to achieve them? “There is no time or choice to do so,” he emphasized.