Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has hinted that he is interested in a managerial career when he retires from playing.
17 years down the road since starting his senior career at Sporting CP in Portugal, the 34-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down despite failing to carry the Italian giants into the semifinals of this year’s UEFA Champions League.
The Portuguese, who is currently under contract with the Old Lady until 2022 claims he will consider a coaching career when he hangs the boots, probably at the end of his spell in Italy.
“I’m not ruling it out,” Ronaldo, who scored his 600th club goal in Juventus’ 1-1 draw with Inter Milan told the ICON magazine as quoted on Fox Sports.
He went on to further prove is worth of £99m, the amount it cost the eight-time in a row Italian champions to land him from Real Madrid last summer when he hang up in the air to head home an 84th minute equalizer against Torino in the Turin derby on Friday night.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner recently became the first player to ever to win domestic titles in England, Spain and Italy after Juventus clinched the title last month (April).
“You must be humble, learn that you don’t know everything. If you’re smart, you get little things that make you better as an athlete.”
Speaking about his life in Italy, Ronaldo said;
“In Juve I have adapted perfectly. They saw that there’s nothing false about me. He is Cristiano and he is what he is because he takes care of himself.”
“It is one thing to speak and another to do. Why did I win five Ballon d’Or awards and five Champions Leagues?”