Italian coach and former footballer, World Champion in 2006 with the national team. Raised in the youth sector of Roma, he played for 18 seasons in the Giallorossi club with which he won two Italian Cups and an Italian Super Cup, before ending his career in Argentina in 2019 with Boca Juniors.

From March to July 2021 he was part of the group of technical collaborators of the Italian national team coach Roberto Mancini with whom he became European champion at Euro 2020. In October 2022 he became coach of SPAL.

Since January 2024 he has been appointed as AS Roma manager.