Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo admits he has thought about going into management when he hangs up his boots, but is still “five, six or seven years” away from that.
The 31-year-old is regarded as one of the finest players of all time and his three Ballon d’Or triumphs are testament to that.
Having won three Champions Leagues, three Premier League titles, one La Liga and one European Championship – amongst a whole host of other trophies – there has been talk Ronaldo has started to eye what could happen next.
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In footballing terms, Ronaldo is still relatively young but the forward’s antics on the touchline during the Euro 2016 final against France in July had many think he could easily slot into management once he retires from playing.
“I think a lot about it,” Ronaldo told World Soccer.
“At the moment I just want to focus on my football, my passion. Nobody knows that the future holds.
“In five, six, seven years I might change my mind and become a manager.”
Ronaldo has played nearly 700 career games and has netted a stunning 490 goals in the process, having played for the likes of Sporting Club, Manchester United and currently Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo has a 12.5% conversion rate in La Liga this season.