Francesco Totti surely lives for AS Roma, as the long-term Roma player has confirmed he will continue at the club in the capacity of a director.
The 40-year-old retired from football at the end of the 2016-17 season, but the next stage of his career was undecided.
He had the option of playing in Japan or staying on at Roma as part of the backroom staff, which is the option he has gone for.
“The first part of my life as football player is finished, now a second part begins as director, and I am hoping to do well as on the pitch. Now begins a new phase and a new adventure.” Totti told Roma TV.
“It will take time, step by step, to understand the role most suitable for me, and I will try to help all, from the youth team to the chairman. I don’t know how long it will take.
“There are people who think about their new role outside the field while they play; until 28 May I thought only about the field.
“Now I have the opportunity to work with AS Roma, with the sports director Monchi, the president [James] Pallotta and the coach [Eusebio] Di Francesco. I am lucky to know this club so well, I just have to understand what I want to do, and find the right role.
“At the moment I want to be everything and anything, an important character for Roma. I think that my future will be beautiful, I will choose a perfect role for me. Di Francesco? I have a great relationship with him”.