Inter Milan president Erik Thohir announced yesterday that Javier Zanetti will retire from football at the end of this season.
From the next season onward, Inter legend Zanetti is "going to be part of the management" at the Milan club.
This marks the end of a long career for the Argentine, who started playing professional football for Talleres in Argentina's second division in 1992 before switching to Inter in 1995.
As Inter captain, he won the Champions League, the Serie A, the domestic cup and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2010.
He has over 850 caps for Inter across all competitions, but only appeared in 11 league and cup fixtures this season, showing that his career was coming to an end.
Zanetti also holds the record for most caps in the Argentine national team, with more than 150 appearances for his home country.
He can expect a warm sendoff from the Inter fans in the remaining three matches, starting with the derby against AC Milan on Sunday.
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