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Murray: I fancy myself as a football manager

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Andy Murray at Wimbledon

Three-time grand slam champion, Andy Murray fancies himself as the next Jose Mourinho, due to his love of fantasy football.

Murray has recently spoken of his interest in a change of sport following his retirement from tennis, although he has no specific plans.

Murray tipped Ronaldo to win the FIFA Men's Best Player of the Year award, saying "It has to be Cristiano Ronaldo at number one. He won La Liga and the Champions League, and scored a crazy amount of goals in both competitions to help his team get there. I think he scored ten goals from the quarter-finals onwards in the Champions League, which is unbelievable."

He also named his World XI :

Gianluigi Buffon; Dani Alves, Sergio Ramos, Giorgio Chiellini, Marcelo; Ngolo Kante, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric; Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

However, his enjoyment of fantasy football - Murray chose Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in his 2016-17 World11 - means the 30-year-old has a particular role in mind.

"I have no idea [what to do in football] - I just find the sport really interesting," he told, ahead of The Best awards.

"I love reading, watching and talking about football, so, if I wanted to do something that wasn't tennis that I thought I was passionate enough about, I'd maybe look at doing something in football.

"I'm a huge fantasy football fan, so I'd probably quite fancy myself as a manager - but it's completely different doing it in real life, definitely not as easy as everyone thinks."

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