17 August 2017
Updated 23:00

Totti confirms retirement to take Roma role

Roma legend Francesco Totti confirmed his retirement on Monday and will take a directorship role at the Serie A club.

Roma's forward Francesco Totti played his final game for Roma on May 28, 2017 after 24 years with the capital-city side
Roma's forward Francesco Totti played his final game for Roma on May 28, 2017 after 24 years with the capital-city side (AFP)

Roma legend Francesco Totti confirmed his retirement on Monday and will take a directorship role at the Serie A club.

The 40-year-old played his final game for Roma in May after 24 years with the capital-city side.

He had been linked with a possible move to either Japan or Major League Soccer, but wrote on Facebook: "The first part of my life as a football player is over and now another more important one is about to begin."