The trait in common between Nicola and De Rossi. The Azzurri coach with Roma…

Davide Nicola against Daniele De Rossi. What we will see this evening in Empoli-Roma is an absolutely unprecedented challenge on the bench.

The two have something in common: they took over their respective benches during the current season. Nicola replaced Andreazzoli (who in turn had replaced Zanetti), while De Rossi replaced none other than Mourinho who was unable to finish the year in the capital in his third season.

5 wins, 5 draws and 7 defeats (20 points won), this is the path of the Azzurri since Nicola has been at the helm of the team. 7 wins, 4 draws and 2 KOs for Roma with De Rossi, i.e. 25 points which have brought the team back to a position in the standings that allows them to access the next Champions League.

Nicola’s numbers with Roma are not exactly exciting. As a coach he faced the Capitoline nine times, losing 7 of these matches and winning only 2. It goes without saying that there was never a draw in these matches. Second and last victory obtained on 18 April 2021 (Turin-Rome 3-1).

2 victories Nicola
0 draws
7 victories Rome
6 goals scored by Nicola teams
16 goals scored Rome