Daniele De Rossi has joined Roberto Mancini’s coaching team in Italy.
The 37-year-old, who won 117 caps for the Azzurri and won the 2006 World Cup, has joined the team as a technical coach.
De Rossi retired in January last year after a brief stint with Boca Juniors in Argentina, having made 616 appearances in a distinguished career with Roma.
“I am proud to start this new career with the national team and I thank the two presidents [Gabriele] Gravina and coach Mancini for the confidence and the opportunity, ”said De Rossi on the official FIGC website.
“It will be exciting to return to Coverciano, which for me means coming home and reuniting with many old colleagues and friends in the staff and the group. I am excited to begin.
Mancini, who has been at the helm since 2018, was happy to welcome De Rossi into the fold.
“I am very happy that Daniele is joining our group,” said Mancini. “I am sure he will be able to make an important contribution to the boys and I hope that his first experience will be useful for the future.