Former Galactico Robert Carlos will be assuming coaching duties at Real Madrid as reports claim the Brazilian will return to the Bernabeu to join Zinedine Zidane’s revolution.
The former Real Madrid full-back played for 11 years in the Spanish capital and won three UEFA Champions League trophies during his tenure between 1996 and 2007, per Diaz and Siguero.
Carlos was team-mates with Zidane from 2001 through 2006, as the first incarnation of the Galacticos manifested itself. The pair featured with Luis Figo, David Beckham and Brazil icon Ronaldo, as president Florentino Perez stamped his mark on the era.
J.F. Diaz and S. Siguero of Marca reported the popular Brazilian is returning “home” to take charge of tasks at youth level, but he will liaise between the newly installed first-team coach and Los Blancos’ burgeoning talent.
Roberto Carlos will perform a variety of tasks with the youth levels, although his work will be focused on the technical and educational areas. He will assist with their training and also help to instil Real Madrid’s values.
According to reports from Spain, his work will be limited to the academy and there are no plans for him to get involved with the first team, at least for the time being.
The 42-year-old will join Real Madrid after a period as player-manager for Indian Super League club Delhi Dynamos and earlier spells with Anzhi Makhachkala in Russia, Sivasspor and Akhisar Belediyespor in Turkey.
Meanwhile Roberto Carlos believes Zinedine Zidane will bring major titles to Real Madrid, but insists the Galacticos faithfuls will need to be patient.