Tennis great Rafael Nadal has expressed his wish about becoming the President of Real Madrid in future.
Speaking to MARCA, Nadal reveals that he would like to become president of his favourite football club one day. The Spaniard, who is one of the honorary club members, insists you never know what will happen in the future.
The 14-time Grand Slam champion made a comeback in this year’s Australian Open after a short period of time. But unfortunately, he lost to Roger Federer in Australian Open final last month. The 30-year-old has always been an ardent fan of both football and tennis.
Even though Nadal believes that he is back to his best in tennis, the Spaniard is not clear about what will happen in future. The two-time Wimbledon champion is currently seeded at 6th in the ATP Rankings.
Despite being a tennis player, he has supported the Spanish giants Real Madrid for quite a long time. He also revealed that he plans to be the president of Real Madrid someday. In addition to that, he said that the club won’t need him as they already have a great president in Florentino Perez.
“Of course I’d like to be Real Madrid president,” Nadal told Marca. “You never know what’ll happen in the future.”
“Anyhow, we have a great president now and I don’t think Real Madrid will need me.”
Since the appointment of Zinedine Zidane as the manager, Real Madrid has enjoyed great success in last one year. This also includes winning the Champions League last season, beating their arch rivals Atletico Madrid in the finals.
In Zidane’s first full season campaign as Real Madrid manager, they are currently top of the table in La Liga with 46 points from 19 games. Even though Barcelona are second in the league table with 45 points, Real Madrid has 2 games in hand.
Real Madrid will travel to Estadio El Sadar for their La Liga clash against Osasuna on 11 February. They are confident about winning the match against the team who are in the bottom of the table.
Real Madrid will face Italian side Napoli in the Round of 16 of Champions League this season. The first leg of Round of 16 will be played on 15th February, followed by the second leg on 7th March. The 11-time Champions League winners will be aiming to defend their title this season.