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Published: Mon, March 06, 2017
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Francesco Totti to Retire at End of Season and Become Roma Director, Says Monchi | Bleacher Report

Francesco Totti to Retire at End of Season and Become Roma Director, Says Monchi | Bleacher Report

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Francesco Totti will hang up his boots this summer and become a director at Rome, according to Giallorossi sporting director Monchi.

Per Football Italia, he said: "In terms of Totti, I already knew that there was an agreement with the club that this would be his final year as a player, then he'd start as a director Francesco is Roma, I want to be as close to him as possible. I would love to learn even one per cent of the huge amount that he knows. "

The 40-year-old has spent His entire career with Roma and his contract with the club expires at the end of the season.

Totti made his debut for the club in 1993 at the age of just 16, and he has since scored over 300 goals In almost 800 appearances, winning one Serie A title and two Coppa Italias:

The Italian has made history in Serie A, for Squawka Football:

Totti's longevity is superior even to the great Gianluigi Buffon's, as the Juventus goalkeeper did not make his senior debut for Parma until 1995.

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As a result, his incredible playing career has lasted more than many current players have ever been alive, P>

Giv In his age, Totti has not been a key performer on the pitch for Rome in some time and last year he made just 15 appearances and two starts, albeit he has had more game this season with six starts from 25 outings, and he has

For Italy, Totti won 58 caps and scored nine times, lifting the FIFA World Cup with the Azzurri in 2006.

Noted by Roberto Rojas, he is not the only legendary World Cup winner to retire this summer:

The forward has muddied the waters slightly, though, by appearing to dismiss Sunday.

However, Totti himself said: "Somebody else may be saying that, but not me."

Totti could have been hinting he plans to keep playing for the Giallorossi, or perhaps that does not plan On becoming a director at the club when I retire.

One thing is clear-when Totti does retire, it will mark the end of an era in the Italian capital.

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