Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has openly declared that he harbours no desire to go into coaching once he retires from football.
Speaking with El Mundo’s Papel, Ronaldo declared that he has plenty of interests outside of the round leather game to keep him occupied once he hangs up his boots and does not foresee a coaching or presidential role at any club interfering with this.
“There is another life after football,” he said. “I think at first it will cost a bit, but if you ask me now if I want to coach, I say no. Neither a club manager or president.
“You can say you have the best job, money, cars, houses … But that is not everything. An example: On Saturday there is a boxing match in Las Vegas and I would take my family and friends but I cannot because I have no time. But after [football] I want to live like a king.”
A good number of ex-football stars have go on to carve a niche for themselves in the dugout but is not swaying Ronaldo to that direction by any means.