AS Roma nice Francesco Totti says he was pressured out of the membership when he resigned as a director in 2019, however he would consider returning if the Serie A membership’s new owners requested him back.
Totti spent his complete taking part in profession at Roma earlier than his retirement in the summertime of 2017, successful one Serie A title and changing into the membership’s all-time prime scorer.
He then held a directorial function till handing in his resignation in June 2019.
The former playmaker criticised then-owner James Pallotta after his departure by saying the American had “made the same mistakes for eight years”.
“I saw myself at Roma forever, but there were some unexpected consequences, as if they backed me against a wall to get me to take a decision that I would never have taken,” the 2006 Italy World Cup winner instructed Bobo TV.
Roma has since modified possession, because the U.S. billionaire Dan Friedkin took management from Pallotta in August 2020.
Totti now has his scouting and administration company however conceded he could possibly be tempted back if Friedkin wished him.
“I would sit down and talk about it,” he mentioned.
“Now I’ve set off on this path, I want to complete it. I’m continuing with my work. But I would’ve killed myself before leaving Roma.”
Totti additionally believes that his hometown membership would profit from extra homegrown involvement, with American owners in cost and two Portuguese, coach Paulo Fonseca and General Manager Tiago Pinto, operating the technical facet.
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“If I had stayed at the club, I would’ve liked to be a technical director. Not to have power over everyone, but the players,” Totti mentioned.
“I could’ve given more than some other directors, with all due respect. In that context, I was the last of the last, but I was never involved in the decisions.
“At Roma the owners are international, the coach is international, the overall supervisor is international.
“Someone who is from Rome and knows everything about Rome would be the best solution and is what they are missing at the moment.”