Real Madrid’s all-time top scorer, Cristiano Ronaldo recently discussed his future plans in an interview with Nike. The 4 time Ballon d’Or winner is not planning to take a managerial role in future. Ronaldo is currently tied to a lucrative contract at Real Madrid until 2021 and fans are eager to know what will be the next step for their idol.
“It is difficult to say what I will do in the future, but one thing is clear to me: I like to live in the present,” he said in an interview.
“I know I will not be young forever, I do not see myself as a coach today.”
Ronaldo will be 36 by the time his contract at Real Madrid runs out and many people have already started questioning his scoring abilities as he has scored just one goal in 6 La Liga appearances. But Ronaldo has proved his critics wrong time after time. The 32-year old recently won The Best FIFA Player 2017 award and is also favorite to win Ballon d’Or for the 5th time.
Talks of Ronaldo being a coach started after Portugal’s Euro 2016 final against France. He was substituted in the first half due to injury but came back on the sidelines to motivate his team-mates.
Not all great players have done well as a manager in the past. But if Ronaldo changes his mind about coaching, he doesn’t need to look very far for inspiration. Real Madrid’s manager Zinedine Zidane has done exceptionally well on the field and in the dugout.
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In the interview, Ronaldo also shared how he always keeps himself motivated.
“What always keeps me motivated is the fact that I always play football, this is what I like to do, I feel good and I want to continue.”
Real Madrid talisman will be back in action against Las Palmas in La Liga. He will be eager inspire Madrid to a victory as they cannot afford another slip-up in the league.
Ronaldo is undoubtedly one of the best players of the current generation. It his personal decision if or not he wants to pursue a career in coaching after his retirement. He will make a right call about coaching, just the way he has done throughout his career.