De Rossi had a season in Argentina with Boca before hanging up his boots.
“I have in mind the idea of returning as the coach of Boca," he said. “I could be last on the list, but my idea is that.
“If things had gone well, I would have already met Nico [Burdisso] and started my coaching career at the club.
“It was before the small family problems began."
He added: “The day I terminated my contract, I was in the Bombonera offices and suddenly I saw the Copa Libertadores trophy in a window.
“I said to myself: 'I haven't left anything as a footballer, that's why I want to return as a coach because this team is in my heart'.
“I already told Paolo Goltz that I want him as my assistant."