Iker Casillas has been hailed because the undisputed finest goalkeeper in Spain’s historical past after the Actual Madrid legend introduced his retirement from soccer.
And talkSPORT has been instructed the 39-year-old is now set to make a return to the Bernabeu in a brand new administrative position, 5 years after leaving the capital membership.
Actual Madrid and Porto paid tribute to Casillas on Tuesday after the Spanish soccer legend hung up his boots.
The goalkeeper one of many only a few gamers to be universally liked throughout his nation, with Actual followers and supporters of El Clasico rivals Barcelona alike dubbing him ‘San Iker’ due to his heroics in Spain’s six-year domination of worldwide soccer.
However the World Cup and two-time European Championship winner is most liked by the Bernabeu devoted, having racked up 725 appearances for the Spanish giants over 16 seasons, lifting 5 LaLiga titles and the Champions League 3 times.
He might have left his beloved boyhood membership beneath a cloud in 2015 following a bitter and public falling out with supervisor Jose Mourinho, however his relationship with Actual has since healed.
And now, after departing Porto after 5 years in Portugal, Casillas is ready to make a transfer again to Madrid in a brand new position.
Phil Kitromilides from the Spanish Soccer Podcast and host of Actual Madrid TV joined White and Sawyer on Tuesday to look again on the legend’s outstanding profession.
And he stated: “Definitely when it comes to the good Spanish goalkeepers, Casillas is primary and not using a shadow of a doubt for the whole lot he achieved, not least the World Cup win and could be very well-known for his saves within the closing.
“Spanish individuals confer with him as a Saint – San Iker – he’s very fondly considered, and even Barcelona followers fairly like him, for doing what he did with the Spanish nationwide crew, which provides you an concept of how a lot he was favored.
“He then did one thing not many Actual Madrid legends do, he left the membership beneath a little bit little bit of a cloud and he went to Porto, the place he did rather well and is definitely a legend at Porto as nicely, the followers completely reside him after his couple of season there.
“So he’s had a improbable profession and a future profession in administration follows, probably.
“It was prompt he was going to run for the president of the Spanish federation this summer time, however that hasn’t materialised but.
“I believe he’s going to be a giant determine if Spanish soccer sooner or later, simply not on the pitch now.
“He was a little bit little bit of a divisive future towards the tip of his time at Actual Madrid, when he fell out with Jose Mourinho, however he appears to have patched issues up with the membership as a result of recommendations are that he’s going to come back again to Actual Madrid in some sort of capability – whether or not it’s teaching, sporting director, administratively, these are the recommendations in the mean time.”