‘Marca’ says Iker Casillas will be returning to Real Madrid soon to become club president Florentino Perez’s advisor. Within the next few weeks, what exactly he will do will be confirmed but the agreement is close to being made Official.
Iker Casillas is a step away from returning to Real Madrid. They will do so, according to ‘Marca’, as assesor to club president Florentino Perez. The aim is for him to use all of his experience to help Perez. His role will be determined in the next weeks.
He ‘s going to become a kind of right hand man. The deal is now all but done, and it only remains for it to be a fact and to be revealed in the final touches. The most important thing is what exactly has yet to be defined about his role.
The change will mark his retirement as a player from football. He left football in May last year after suffering a heart attack. He is still a regular in Porto, but has been playing since.
It also catches the attention that this possible signing could happen shortly after Casillas aspired to become the Spanish FA president. He confirmed his candidacy to the presidency and finally he pulled out.
If his return ends up being confirmed, although the news would end up being big, it would not be any surprise. The goalkeeper said on several occasions that he has the intention of returning to Real Madrid. What was not known was that he was going to become part of the board.
This could be the chance to make up with fans after he has left on a poor note. In a press conference in which he appeared on his own, Casillas said goodbye to Real Madrid fans and he could not control his emotions after he made it clear that he wanted to be remembered as a decent guy rather than a good or poor keeper.