Francesco Totti: AS Roma legend steps down as technical director at the club

Francesco Totti: AS Roma legend steps down as technical director at the club, Fred Kennedy
June 17, 2019 at 3:48 PM

- Francesco Totti has stepped down from his administrative duties with AS Roma

- Totti believes his ideas in moving the club forward was not appreciated

- The 2006 World Cup winner has been serving the club since he joined in 1989

Francesco Totti has reportedly left his position as Roma's technical director because his views are not taken into consideration.

Totti said he “never had the chance to express myself” in key decision-making including hiring and firing of coaches and buying of players transfer market.

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Speaking at a news conference at the Italian Olympic Committee, the 2006 World Cup winner said: “It’s a day that I hoped never would have come.”

Totti had preferred Gennaro Gattuso, his Italy teammate on the squad that won the 2006 World Cup, from Paulo Fonseca hired as Roma coach.

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The 42-year-old retired from playing two years ago after 25 seasons with his hometown club.

He led Roma to their last Serie A title in 2001.

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