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Totti set to retire as Roma director role beckons

00:46 GMT+3 14/07/2017
Francesco Totti Roma
The club legend revealed that he is nearing a job in the Giallorossi's front office, bringing a close to a glittering career

Francesco Totti is nearing retirement as he confirmed he is set to join AS Roma as a director. 

The 40-year-old ended his playing days with Roma at the completion of the 2016-17 campaign, and the club legend was considering offers to continue his playing career outside of Italy.

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But Totti has made his decision, and an announcement will likely come soon confirming the club icon will occupy a role in the front office alongside director of football Monchi.

"There is still no signature, but I will become a director," Totti told Premium Sport after a meeting with Roma chairman James Pallotta.

Totti's exact role is yet to be determined, but it's expected that he will serve as an intermediary between Monchi and the Roma playing staff led by manager Eusebio Di Francesco.

Totti spent 25 years as part of the first-team set-up at Stadio Olimpico, making a club-record 786 appearances.