Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo talks about his plans after retirement
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he intends to live life like a king after his career as a player is done. The Portuguese international is now in his thirties and talks about his future have already been brought up.
However, the 30-year-old has no intention of calling it a day soon but has a clear idea about what he will be doing after retirement. The striker also ruled out a managerial career after his retirement and insisted that he will stay away from the sidelines.
“There is another life after football,” he said in an interview with Papel. “I think at first it will be tough [not playing], but if you ask me now if I want to coach, I would say no. Neither a club director nor a president. You can say you have the best job, money, cars, houses. But that is not everything.”
“One example: On Saturday there’s boxing on in Las Vegas and I would like to take my family and friends, but I can’t because I have no time. But after [football] I want to live like a king.”
Ronaldo has enjoyed a brilliant career so far starting from the ranks at Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United where he made his name as a player which eventually helped him secure a dream move to Real Madrid in 2009. The Portugal international has been the focal point of Los Blancos’ attack ever since then and has scored a staggering 239 goals in 194 league appearances for the club.
A three-time Ballon d’Or winner, Ronaldo has won several trophies with Real Madrid including the Champions League, La Liga and several cup competitions. He was a key figure in their La Decima triumph under former manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Jorge Mendes believes Ronaldo will retire at Real Madrid
The Portuguese star has not enjoyed a lot of his time at Spain this season after he reportedly had a fallout with manager Rafa Benitez. Ronaldo was also jeered by the fans after his penalty miss against Real Sociedad. With the possibility of a dream retirement at former club Manchester United on the back of his head, it will be interesting to see if the winger considers his options in the next few years.
However, Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes believes that the player will retire at Real and had earlier said, “He is the best player of all time and I am sure he will play for the next four, five, six, seven years at Real Madrid.
“He will end his career there. He is happy at Los Blancos, he'll hang up his boots when he is 40.”