Francesco Totti is going to retire after this season, Roma sport director Monchi has informed.
"In terms of Totti, I already knew that there was an agreement with the club that this would be his final year as a player, then he'd start as a director. Francesco is Roma, I want to be as close to him as possible. I'd love to learn even one per cent of the huge amount that he knows."
The 40-year-old has spent his entire career with Roma and his contract with the club expires at the end of the season.
Totti made his debut for the club in 1993 at the age of just 16, and he has since scored over 300 goals in almost 800 appearances, winning one Serie A title and two Coppa Italias.