"The news isn't a surprise as far as I am concerned," he said.
"Hide has had the time to think about his future and has decided the best outcome is to hang up his boots.
Became only the second Japanese player to play in Italy when he signed for Serie A side Perugia in 1998. Move to Roma the following season for €21.691 million.
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