Roma icon Francesco Totti confirms “I’m not thinking about coaching right now, but I’ll see in the future.”
Totti was due to begin studying for his coaching badges in October but withdrew from his course before it started, yet the former No 10 – now working in a directorial capacity at Roma – has not ruled out revisiting a career in the dugout one day.
“I preferred football to money, that’s how I’ve always been,” he said at the International Sports Conference.
“Until last season, my objective was to play and be on the field. Now my priority is to invest my time in Roma and promote the club around the world.
“Coaching? Right now I’m not thinking about it. When you think about it, something goes off in your head, but it hasn’t happened to me yet. I’ll see in the future.
“Differences between yesterday’s and today’s football? It’s changed. I preferred the one before.
“Now we think more about the business side of things, when at other times we thought more about bringing the kids through.
“The most romantic aspects of football are loyalty and belonging, not the commercial side. Certain numbers in the transfer market are out of touch.
“In Italy, internationally speaking, Milan and Inter are its most successful teams. After them both, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester [United] are better structured.
“Salah? The best player in the world is Messi, but don’t tell Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar that!
“Salah’s one of the best. His sale was jointly decided between the club and player.”