Francesco Totti, Luciano Spalletti make peace

Andy Mattioli

Roma legend Francesco Totti and former manager Luciano Spalletti seem to have made peace after years of tension.

The two former Giallorossi men had had a lengthy falling out which started all the way back in 2016, when Spalletti returned to the capital club, replacing Rudi Garcia mid-season.

Spalletti’s decisions marginalized Totti, forcing him to consider earlier retirement.

For the next few years, the two did not speak to each other, with Totti painting a negative picture of Spalletti in his autobiography and the TV series that was produced on its basis.

However, last night a breakthrough took place, with Spalletti and Totti mending relations.

On the first episode of the Viva Rai 2, Totti – the main guest – was invited to speak on the phone with Spalletti (who called in).

The two had a brief exchange:

Totti: “Hi, boss. How are you?”

Spalletti: “I’m good, and now that I hear your voice I’m even better.”

Totti: “So now you’re coming to Rome, right? We shall see each other.”

Spalletti: “Yes, it would be nice if he came with me to visit these mutual friends at Children’s Hospital of Bambin Gesù. It would not be good if we went separately. I think it would be better to donate that moment together to many children, with the emotions we shared with Roma.”

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