The pair worked together at Roma.
Ranieri said, “De Rossi was already a coach on the field," Ranieri told Sky Sport Italia. “Doing it from the bench is another matter entirely, but he has everything it takes to become a great coach.
“His father gives good advice too, someone who knows full well how this profession works."
De Rossi's final game as a Roma player was also the last on the bench for Ranieri.
“It was an emotional day and I continue to do this job for the emotions that it brings me. I've been a Roma fan since I was a child, then I became a professional, but that child is always within you."
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