Marcello Lippi thinks former Roma and Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi would be very successful as a coach and wishes him well in his endeavour to embark on a ‘good’ coaching career.
“I’ll say about him what I’ve said about all the great champions I’ve coached, which is that, beyond being great champions, they were great men,” the 71-year-old told Corriere dello Sport.
“He’s also a wonderful person and he’ll be able to involve everyone who will work alongside him, whether it’s as a coach or sporting director.
“I don’t know what he’ll end up doing. I think he’ll become a coach, but either way, he’ll be successful because he has great qualities,” Lippi said.
Lippi is well acquainted with De Rossi, who won the 2006 World Cup with the middlemen, who hung up his boots in January and plans to become a tactician say Football Italia.