The 40-year-old is eager to prolong his Roma stay by possibly joining the club’s backroom staff and would take the necessary steps to prepare for the role
Roma legend Francesco Totti would be open to becoming a coach when he retires, though he acknowledged he would have to change his attitude first.
The 40-year-old’s contract at the Stadio Olimpico is due to expire at the end of the 2016-17 campaign and he could then retire from professional football.
Totti has yet to make a final decision on his future, though, but he relishes the prospect of becoming a coach at Roma at some stage.
“I do not know what the future holds, but I know it will be something enjoyable,” Totti told Corrierre dello Sport.
“Part of me would like to start coaching. But I am not thinking about it too much yet, because I know it might not be easy to handle a group of players with my character.
“But I see all my former team-mates starting a career as a coach. I know that something can happen after a while, because everybody seems to want to become a coach.
“Something can trigger changes in me as well. I can tell you that my character will change at some point.
“I honestly do not know yet what will happen in the future, but I hope to always be part of Roma. That is my wish. I want to help the club where I have spent most of my life.
“I would be really happy if I could help the club in some way.”