Figo to Join Inter Milan staff after quitting playing

fifa logoRome - Portuguese veteran Luis Figo appears set on retiring after winning a fourth Serie A title in as many seasons with Inter Milan.

Italian media reported Tuesday that the 36-year old forward is likely to discuss his future with Inter president at the end of the season.

He spoke with Portuguese daily A Bola at the weekend while his side celebrated a scudetto won off the pitch as city rivals AC Milan were defeated, leaving Inter an unassailable lead with three games left to play.

"I quit and I know I won't play again at high levels," Figo said. "I don't think I'll accept other offers."

The ANSA news agency wrote that Inter could ask Figo to remain in Milan and handle their international relations, but he could also find a role next to compatriot coach Jose Mourinho.

Figo began his playing career at Sporting Lisbon, then moved on to Barcelona and Real Madrid before joining Inter in 2005. He won four titles in Spain and one Champions League with Real Madrid.

In 2001 he won the FIFA World Player award. (dpa)