Advert

Italian Legend Francesco Totti Makes Decision On His Future

Published 
| Last updated 

Italian Legend Francesco Totti Makes Decision On His Future

AS Roma's decision not to renew Francesco Totti's contract left him in limbo. Retire a one club man or go to another club to carry on playing? Now he's made his mind up.

There have been quite a few players in the last few years who have had their time come to an end at a club where they were a legend only to muddy the waters by dropping down in standard.

Steven Gerrard's move to LA stopped him being a one club man. Alessandro del Piero and Frank Lampard may not have been one club men in the first place but their drop down was unnecessary.

Alessandro Del Piero
Alessandro Del Piero
Advert

After an incredible career at Juventus Del Piero moved to Australia. Image: PA

John Terry is currently at a crossroads but if he feels like he can go on then maybe he should but he's done everything there is to do in the game.

Totti was also at that point at the end of the season with interest coming from America with New York Cosmos and the Chinese Super League or the chance to retire.

Now, according to Corriere dello Sport, the 40 year old has decided to reject the offer from Cosmos and take up a role as part of Roma's technical staff.

Advert
fff
fff

Totti spent much of his last season on the bench. Image: PA

The Roma legend has apparently been persuaded to retire from playing in favour of a role with his now former club by the new manager Eusebio Di Francesco.

Di Francesco played with Totti at the Stadio Olimpico between 1997 and 2001 and took over the job as manager last month after Luciano Spalletti left.

Advert

The new manager wants the former club captain to fill the gap between the playing staff and the club's hierarchy, and he's not a bad icon to have around for younger players.

Totti
Totti

It would have been weird to see him in any other club kit. Image: PA

Totti and Di Francesco won the Serie A title together in 2001, one of only five domestic titles in Totti's incredible career.

Advert

Whilst it's a shame we'll never get to see him play again there's something nice about him retiring having only ever played for Roma and Italy!

Topics: Francesco Totti

Ryan Sidle
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

MMA

Jake Paul Releases 'Diss Track' That Savagely Takes Aim At Dana White, Conor McGregor And Jorge Masvidal

13 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

First Gameplay Footage Of New Free-To-Play Football Game 'UFL' Has Dropped

18 hours ago