Former captain Francesco Totti said Roma have appointed ‘the best coach in the world’ and said he would have loved to be coached by Jose Mourinho when he was younger.
The former Italy international is the ambassador of Milan-Cortina 2026 and spoke during a press conference today.
His official presentation took place at the CONI Hall of Honour, exactly two years after the Winter Olympics was awarded to Italy.
Totti was asked about Roma’s upcoming season, as La Lupa have announced Mourinho as their new coach ahead of 2021-22.
“When he arrives, he will say what he thinks,” Totti said. “We have brought in the best coach in the world.
“If I would have liked to be coached by him? When I was younger, yes.”
It’s difficult to imagine Totti outside of Roma, where he also worked as a manager until 2019, and the former captain is constantly linked with a return to the Giallorossi.
“I have not talked to anyone about Roma and there will not be a role for me there,” he continued and said he doesn’t expect a call from the club. “No, the phone is turned off.”
Totti also praised Roberto Mancini’s work with Italy and believes the Azzurri can ‘go far’ at Euro 2020.
“They can go far and are showing it with the game and the passion,” Totti continued. “All the players want to win.
“If I have any advice for Mancini? I’m not a coach and he doesn’t need it.”