Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo targeting coaching role at Manchester United after retirement

By Amreen
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to be a coach at Manchester United when he retires
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to be a coach at Manchester United when he retires / Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants to finish his career at Manchester United and taking up a coaching role at the club which may allow him to oversee his son's progress.

Ronaldo signed a two-year deal with United in the summer with an option to extend it for a third year, and he wants to keep playing for as long as possible.

And according to the Daily Mail, who quote the Sun, the 36-year-old wants to continue at the club by becoming a part of the coaching staff.

The report goes on to claim that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner wants to take the reins of the Red Devils' youth teams in order to coach his son, Cristiano Jr., through the ranks.

The 11-year-old was put through his paces by coaches at United’s Littleton Road training complex in Salford earlier this month. A source said: “Ronaldo has made it clear to everyone he has come back to United to help them win trophies.

“But in his mind he is going to play for them for more than a couple of years. He is still at the peak of his physical fitness and loves showing that nothing is impossible. “He is obsessed with football and knows everything about the game.

“Lots of players have started their coaching career at United so he thinks it could be a good way of starting off the next chapter of his career.”

Ronaldo has also made it clear he wants his son to follow in his footsteps

He said: “I would love for him to be a footballer, because he feels passion for this sport. He is a competitor and he hates losing. He’s fast and he’s driven. But this is nothing, it takes a lot of dedication.

“Sometimes when we’re at home I say ‘go to the treadmill to run a bit’. Then after the treadmill I say, ‘now go to the cold water to recover to do it tomorrow again’. And he says, ‘daddy, it’s so cold the water I don’t want to do it’. But I understand it.”