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Kaká Preparing for Other Football Roles After Announcing Retirement

Kaká is preparing to move into a Sporting Director role, having announced his retirement from playing on Sunday. The Brazilian was part of the Seleção’s 2002 World Cup triumph, also picking up Serie A, La Liga and Champions League titles and a Ballon D’Or in a decorated career.

The Orlando City man has brought the curtain down on his playing career, but says he will now prepare for an administrative role. The 35-year old admits there is a proposal from AC Milan on the table, a club he enjoyed two spells at as a player.

“A new stage of preparation comes. Now I will prepare myself to continue in football and to have another role, but it will not be as a professional player, athlete," he told Globo. “I would like to take part in a club in a form more ... a manager, a sporting director, someone that stays between the pitch and the club.

"I prepared myself a lot to be a professional footballer and I want to prepare myself for this new role, I want to see and observe a little from afar. The fact that I've had successes as a professional footballer doesn't mean that I will be a good director or not.

“So I want to prepare myself for this from now on, to study, to follow, to be closer to some clubs, principally those at which I played. Milan recently made that proposal so that I had there in the day-to-day of the club. These are things I will start to prepare myself for, and from here on to approach another role in football."


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