Claudio Ranieri and Daniele de Rossi bid farewell to Roma

Claudio Ranieri
Former Chelsea and Leicester manager Ranieri looked emotional throughout the game

The Stadio Olimpico was an emotional place on Sunday night.

It wasn't just because Roma failed to qualify for next season's Champions League - it was also because manager Claudio Ranieri and captain Daniele de Rossi said a tearful goodbye to the club.

Earlier this month, Italy World Cup winner De Rossi, 35, announced he would leave the club after 18 years during which he scored 43 goals in 458 appearances.

Ranieri, 67, replaced the sacked Eusebio di Francesco in March, just eight days after he was fired by Fulham, but was only appointed until the end of the season.

Roma fan Ranieri started his senior playing career at the club in 1973 and also managed them between 2009 and 2011.

Roma beat Parma 2-1 but Atalanta and Inter claimed the coveted third and fourth places as Ranieri's side finished sixth in Serie A.

AS Roma tweet displaying translated messages to Claudio Ranieri
AS Roma tweet displaying translated messages to Daniele de Rossi
Daniele De Rossi and his family
Daniele de Rossi was joined on the pitch by his family before the match
Francesco Totti and Daniele De Rossi embrace
Former team-mate and fellow Roma icon Francesco Totti hugs Daniele de Rossi
Claudio Ranieri
Claudio Ranieri salutes Roma's fans
Claudio Ranieri
Claudio Ranieri was a Roma fan before playing for and managing the club

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