ROME (AP) In his 24th season with his hometown club, Francesco Totti is more than merely the captain of Roma.He is a symbol of the team.That’s why Roma has announced that once the 39-year-old Totti retires, he will have a lifetime role of his own choosing within the club.”We want to see where he’s most comfortable. Whatever position he wants, whether in the technical staff or (management), it will be a benefit for us and he will continue to represent the club in Italy and abroad,” Roma general director Mauro Baldissoni told a select group of foreign reporters Friday.”I see him more in a representative position – perhaps as a club ambassador representing the club also commercially,” Baldissoni added.With 244 Serie A goals, Totti is second on the all-time list, 30 behind record-holder Silvio Piola – who starred in the 1930s and 40s.Despite increasing speculation over his future and diminishing minutes on the pitch, Totti has not announced when he plans to retire.Roma’s president James Pallotta has talked several times about a future role for Totti, although the American has also said that he would like Totti to play in a new stadium that the club hopes to begin construction… Read full this story
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