Daniele De Rossi returns to the national team. And at the same time his new career as a coach begins. This morning, in Football Association, has signed the contract that will bind to Club Italia until the end of the European Championship, when he will look for a bench of his own. Roberto Mancini, who has been wooing him for some time, welcomes him: “I am sure that Daniele will make an important contribution to the boys and I hope that this experience with us will be of use to him in the future”.
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De Rossi will start immediately. On Sunday evening he will be in Coverciano for the national team meeting in view of the first three qualifying matches for the World Cup in Qatar in 2022 with Northern Ireland (March 25 in Parma) and with Bulgaria and Lithuania (28 and 31 March) away. “For me Coverciano is like coming home,” Daniele says a minute after signing the contract. «I join this group that I know well with enthusiasm and the desire to learn». He will support Mancini’s collaborators, from deputy Chicco Evani, who in the November window replaced the coach on the bench, to Attilio Lombardo, Giulio Nuciari and Fausto Salsano. President Gravina rejoices: «De Rossi is part of our history and is an integral part of the Azzurri family. For us it can become an added value. Mancini will be able to make the most of his qualities ». World Champion in 2006 with Marcello Lippi, De Rossi has always held in particular to the Italy shirt, participating in 3 World Cups, 3 Europeans and 2 Confederations Cups, collecting 117 appearances with 21 goals, fourth in the table of appearances behind Buffon, Cannavaro and Maldini, three myths of our football.
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