Roma are reportedly set to promote Francesco Totti to the role of technical director. Roma are looking for a replacement after Mochi returned to Sevilla shortly after leaving following the sacking of Eusebio Di Francesco in March.
And Roma legend Totti is being lined up for the role, which would hand him a prominent place in day-to-day life at the club and a leading voice in player recruitment.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Totti will have more of a say in the management of Roma’s dressing room and recruitment.
On the same token, the Giallorossi icon will be asked to tone down his ambassadorial commitments around the world so he can focus more on everyday life at Trigoria.
The club are in need of a popularity boost after they were heavily criticised for their handling of Daniele De Rossi’s exit.
The 42-year-old, who will be inducted into the FIGC’s Hall of Fame on Monday, has already announced plans to ‘change’ things at the Olimpico saying:
“Everyone is talking about the possibility of a different role. We’ll see what happens in future. I can tell you that if I were to take on a new position, I’d change some things.
“I’ve already spoken to the club about it, but this isn’t the right time to discuss it here. Roma come first and foremost.”
Totti is reported to be one of those who pushed for Claudio Ranieri to come in as caretaker manager when Eusebio Di Francesco was sacked.
“I got involved, as did the other directors. He is the person who can give us a big contribution. He knows the club, the fans, the environment around Roma.
“He always did well when taking over teams mid-season and was the right person once we decided to change Di Francesco. He can push us towards the Champions League qualification, which is our only remaining target for this season.”