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Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti Threatens To Quit If Totti Isn't Offered A New Deal

Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti Threatens To Quit If Totti Isn't Offered A New Deal

After 25 years at AS Roma, Francesco Totti's association with his boy-hood could come to an end club unless he's offered a new contract, which has put Luciano Spalletti's future into doubt.

Roma's coach has threatened to quit if Totti isn't given a one-year extension and he doesn't want him to retire while he's at the helm.

The legendary Italian put pen-to-paper on a new deal last June but the boss is hellbent the club maintain their influential leader for another season.

Speaking about his future, Spalletti said in a press conference; "Don't ask me about how well my team is doing, ask me about Totti."

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(Totti is flanked by coach Luciano Spalletti as he waits to get into the pitch.)

"It is only right that his contract is renewed. Totti doesn't have a contract with this club, he has a pact of love with this city, and this is something that has to continue."

"I will go even further: if they send him away at the end of the season then I am not staying, not even if I win the Treble. I don't want him to retire while I am the coach."

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Surely, Spalletti is just letting his inner-fan pour out and isn't really serious about leaving. Or is he?

His comments on the Totti situation comes following the club's bid to build a new stadium on the outskirts of Rome may be potentially scrapped.

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Either way, American owner James Pallotta has some important decisions to makes.

Does Totti deserve a new deal? Of course he does!

Topics: totti, AS Roma, Italy

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