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Francesco Totti Is Being Offered An Alternative To Retirement

Joe Baiamonte

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Francesco Totti Is Being Offered An Alternative To Retirement

Last week, Roma's sporting director Monchi shared the heart breaking news that Francesco Totti was to retire at the end of the season in order to take up a director's position at the club.

While there has been no actual confirmation from Totti himself on the news that his 24-year career is drawing to a climax, it is still widely expected that Monchi's words are accurate and that Il Capitano will indeed hang up his boots following the Giallorossi's Serie A clash with Genoa at the Stadio Olimpico on 28th May.

Yet, unless your chest is a hollow, heartless chasm, no one really wants to see Totti call it a day until he's at least 60. The World Cup winner should continue on, strutting onto the pitch for five minutes from the bench every week to knock a free kick in or slip a through ball onto the toes of a striker 30 years his junior.


Totti
Totti

He's surely got another two seasons left in him, at least? Image: PA

One person in particular who can't stand the thought of Totti no longer being around to torment Serie A defences is Pescara-based politician Antonio Razzi, who has urged the 40-year-old Roma skipper to shelve his current plans to help the Abruzzo club return to the Italian top flight, following their relegation to Serie B, this season.

Despite being a Juventus fan, Razzi believes Totti still has another two season left in the tank, as he told Radio Cusano in a recent interview.

"Totti should never retire. I am a Juventus fan, but Totti is Totti, he is the flag-bearer of Rome, he is known throughout the world.

"It would be nice for him to continue playing at Pescara, with [his former Coach Zdenek] Zeman on the bench. He could very well be a Coach on the field, Totti on the pitch, Zeman on the bench, Abruzzo would become the talk of Italian football!

"Maybe Totti has thought about coming to play in Pescara, I could try to convince them to call him. At Rome they would give him a management job, but he's so slim, so sporty, he could play for another 2 years.

"I urge the Pescara council, we have to try to bring him Abruzzo. And his salary would not be a problem, because it would pay for itself with advertising. Totti would become a star for the city of Pescara. Launch the idea."


Totti
Totti

Pls don't go, m8. Image: AS Roma

There may be a lot to dislike about politics the world over at the minute, but a politician campaigning for the extension of Francesco Totti's career is surely a policy we can all get behind.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, AS Roma, Francesco Totti

Joe Baiamonte
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