Former Roma Sporting Director Gianluca Petrachi Commends Daniele De Rossi’s Coaching Journey

Former AS Roma sporting director Gianluca Petrachi has shared his insights on Daniele De Rossi’s coaching journey, praising the former midfielder’s potential as a manager.

In an interview with a football transfer-focused website, Petrachi reflected on De Rossi’s transition from player to coach, highlighting his astute footballing intelligence and dedication to learning from experienced mentors. Petrachi noted, “I began to follow De Rossi when he went to SPAL, and it was already evident that he had the makings of a coach.”

Drawing from De Rossi’s experiences under notable coaches such as Spalletti and Conte during his playing career, Petrachi commended De Rossi’s adaptability and willingness to absorb new ideas. He remarked, “He is an extremely intelligent person, and I believe he has learned a lot from both of them, but not only them.”

Petrachi emphasized De Rossi’s humility and eagerness to grow in his new role, citing his willingness to learn from other coaches like De Zerbi as a testament to his strength. He also shared conversations with De Rossi’s assistant, Giacomazzi, who echoed Petrachi’s sentiments regarding De Rossi’s potential as a future manager.

While De Rossi is still in the early stages of defining his tactical identity as a coach, Petrachi expressed optimism about his future, stating, “He does not yet have a precise tactical identity, but he will get there one day.”

Petrachi concluded by expressing his hope that De Rossi remains at the helm of AS Roma, a position coveted by many, acknowledging the unique atmosphere and potential of the Giallorossi club.

As De Rossi continues his coaching journey with AS Roma, Petrachi’s words serve as a testament to the promising future ahead for the iconic midfielder turned manager.