Anzhi director Roberto Carlos wants to become a coach
Anzhi Makhachkala director Roberto Carlos has expressed his desire to take up coaching in the future.
The former Seleção defender, who made 125 appearances for his country, ended his career at the Russian club last season and took up a role behind the scenes.
Carlos is currently enjoying his work as a director at the club but is now considering taking on a more hands-on role.
The 39-year-old said: "It’s great to be a director and take on the responsibilities that come with it, but my business is down there on the touchline. That’s what I want.
"I’ve been travelling with the team and working side-by-side with the coaches, but I’m still taking part in training sessions out there on the pitch.
"It’s a new life, one that I’m enjoying a lot. We’re coming to the end of 2012 though, and I need to get my coaching licence."
The former Real Madrid player also spoke of his relationship with current Brazil boss Mano Menezes and thanked him for passing on a wealth of coaching knowledge during his spell at Corinthians in 2010.
He added: "It was a great experience because he taught me a lot such as how to handle players and how to talk to the big stars. He looked on it like a friendship, but he was always responsible about it too.
"I remember him coming up to us and being very straight from day one. He said he needed our help to do his job, and from that point on everything worked just fine."