Daniele De Rossi has said that he wants to go into management so as to walk in the footsteps of his father Alberto, who for many years has been the coach of the Roma youth team.
After encounters at Roma and Boca Juniors, De Rossi only retired in January and will turn 37 later this month.
While he didn’t feel ready to play with his beloved Roma for another Serie A club, it would be a different situation as a coach.
The World Cup winner could start his coaching career by taking on the job at Fiorentina, reporter Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sport Italia says.
Meanwhile, as Beppe Iachini replaced Vincenzo Montella in December and is struggling to hold them out of the drop zone, Fiorentina is searching for a new coach.
Luciano Spalletti was listed as a possible candidate for the job, but he is still under contract with Inter until June 2021, and his salary could also be an issue.
De Rossi, who had been approached by Fiorentina to play for them in the summer of 2019 when his contract with Roma has not been renewed, would certainly be intriguing.