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After 30 years, Totti leaves Roma

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The legendary footballer has resigned from his role as a director at the Italian Lega Serie A club.

In 1989 Italian footballer Francesco Totti joined the AS Roma youth system.

And in 1993 he debuted professionally with the team. He retired from playing football in 2017 but started working as a director for the team in the Italian Lega Serie A.

30 years after setting foot for the first time with Roma, he is saying goodbye.

“I resign as a Roma executive,” said the Italian forward, speaking at a news conference according to the BBC.

“I was hoping that this day never came, instead this ugly and heavy day has arrived.”

“I was never given the chance to work practically on the technical area,” he added.

“In front of everything, there must be Rome. There must be love for Rome.”

“Presidents pass, coaches pass, players pass, colors don’t. This decision is not my fault,” he continued.

“They knew my desire to give so much to this team, but they never wanted to. They kept me out of everything.”