Although Lionel Messi has a few years left in his career, at 35 years old, the Paris Saint-Germain star has to keep an eye on what he intends to do post-playing career.
Messi can take any path to stay in the game of football once he hangs up his boots. However, one position that the veteran forward doesn’t plan on taking is a manager role.
“I don’t really intend to be a coach, but [former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane] said exactly that, and, after that, he became a coach and won Champions League 3 times,” Messi said.
“I like sporting director, team building, accompanying coaches, but I’m not entirely sure, either.”
Messi will have all the opportunities to learn how to construct and build a team that can contend for trophies while following in the footsteps of other great players to slide into the sporting director role.
Should Messi wrap up his career at PSG, perhaps he would look to learn the ropes of the management side in the French capital or probably head back to Barcelona and begin the learning process there.