Remember when Cristiano Ronaldo motivated Euro 2016 champions Portugal from the touchline? He would make a good coach, wouldn’t he?
His antics alongside coach Fernando Santos on the touchline as Portugal kept it late to snatch a winner a dramatic finale against France in the Euro 2016 is one to remember for a long time by football fanatics.
The Portuguese skipper was forced off during the match following a tackle by Dimitri Payet which injured his knee in the process. This, however, didn’t prevent him from making a hug impact on the field. As the game went into extra-time, he spent the rest of it shouting instructions side by side with coach Fernando Santos. More than just screaming from the sideline, the Portugal captain whispered words of motivation into the ears of his team mates. Goal hero Eder revealed that fact in the aftermath.
— Pohamba junoir (@PohambaJunoir) July 10, 2016
Well done Portugal. Ronaldo passion and coaching from the touch line helped team deserve the prize
— Chic Brodie (@chicbrodie) July 10, 2016
In a recent interview with World Soccer, the Real Madrid ace discussed the possibility of him becoming a manager in the near future.
“It’s not something that I think a lot about. If you ask me right now, I don’t want to be a football coach,” Ronaldo declared much to the disappointment of fans who enjoyed his coaching skills in the Euro 2016 final in Paris.
“After a few years, people might say: ‘You have the profile to be a coach!’
“But I don’t want to. It’s too complicated. Right now I just want to focus on football. This is my passion. This is what I love to do.”
Not entirely closing the door on a coaching career after hanging up his boots, Cristiano Ronaldo concluded:
“But in the future, nobody knows. Maybe in five, six, ten years, I will change my mind and I will be an amazing coach! Let’s see.”
It is no secret that Cristiano Ronaldo has much success on the field like off the field, with his various businesses. With his trademark CR7 brand in collaboration with the Pestana Group, he recently opened a chain of hotels located in Lisbon and in his hometown, Funchal. New hotels in Madrid and New York are opening soon, as confirmed on PestanaCR7.com.
With his admired swagger and fashion sense, CR7 is also busy with several other partnerships. Those include one with outfit and footwear makers Sacoor Brothers. The latter is an international fashion lifestyle brand for which Cristiano Ronaldo became an ambassador, in January 2017. This move prompted the fashion company’s brand marketing manager, Hugo Carriço, to describe it as a “huge coup”.
“As you may know, Ronaldo is one of the most in-demand personalities and we believe it is not easy for him to make a commitment to any brand,” Carriço was quoted as saying by The Star Online, last year. On Thursday, the duo released their Fall and Winter collections.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) September 29, 2016
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The brands of retired players such as David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand among others are thriving in the fashion industry at the moment. It still remains unclear whether CR7 will be looking to join the league full time when he retires from football.
With the tempting lifestyle and extravaganza that comes with the fashion world, compared to the possibility of becoming a great manager in the Beautiful Game he loves so dearly, Ronaldo indeed has a lot of thinking to do.
Time will tell.