De Rossi is already fielding offers to launch his new career.
“I feel ready for this new challenge, I am really determined and won't ask myself if I will start with a small or big club, although I doubt a really big club will ask me, as everyone needs to have their career path," said De Rossi.
“There are few like Andrea Pirlo who can begin right at the top. The interest around me is pleasing, even if nobody can put me on the bench now.
“Naturally, Roma would be the dream, but I try not to talk about Roma, because I know that my words are given a certain weight. I know that I will always exist in the Roma world, but today I am effectively their ex-player, so I try to stay out of it."