Totti Turns His Hand to the Scouting Game
After reaching immortality in a legendary career with AS Roma and the Azzurri, Francesco Totti has now turned his hand to another area of the beautiful game.
Francesco Totti played a glittering career on a full international scale. As one of the world’s top players, he is best known for leading Roma to Serie A glory in 2001 and also playing a key role in Italy’s 2006 FIFA World Cup victory. Totti also holds the record for most goals ever scored for Roma in Serie A (second most of any Serie A player in history) and being the youngest club captain in the history of Serie A; milestones that hold him as one of the greatest Italian players of all time.
However, when a playing career comes to an end, life after football is not at all that obvious. After retiring as a player, Totti worked in an executive role alongside director of football Monchi behind-the-scenes with Roma for two years, but had always said he wanted to remain in the football world, but not on a bench as a manager like many other players do after retirement.
His solution was to begin a new adventure in the world of player management and player scouting. CT10 Management and IT Scouting are Totti’s two consultancy and assistance services for clubs and players based in Rome.
CT10 Management and IT Scouting aim to provide players and clubs expert guidance and assistance, from assisting player recruitment, to representation and intermediation.
“At this moment of my life I’m totally focused on scouting,” said Totti. “I wanted to create for myself a new career in the football world, making the most of my experience, while still being competitive.”
Totti still never fails to surprise his fans, reinventing himself and adapting to the evolving environment. During these times, when technology has become ever so important, Totti has decided to rely on the powerful means of Wyscout.
“During talent identification and players evaluation process we use Wyscout,” Totti explains.
Wyscout allows CT10 Management and IT Scouting to analyze video and data from teams, matches and players, discovering new talents from over 270 leagues worldwide.
“My objective is to forge the best young talents, providing them guidance and assistance in order for them to succeed”
Technology plays a fundamental role during the entire scouting process, providing important insights within the modern football world.
With this in mind, Totti aims at discovering more than just new talents, but forging the “new Totti”.
“I will scour Europe and the entire world if necessary,” said Totti. “My objective is to forge the best young talents, providing them guidance and assistance in order for them to succeed. I’m already keeping an eye on young talented players, and they will grow as I always wanted to grow.”
To learn more about how Hudl powers scouting in modern football, check out our three-part interview series with Sevilla director of football Monchi, or take a look at the expert insights into recruitment from Leeds United’s director of football Victor Orta.
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