Cristiano Ronaldo is entering the twilight of his career at Juventus and will be more involved in business ventures than in future managerial or coaching positions in football.
Cristiano Ronaldo hinted at his retirement when discussing life outside football. He has not guaranteed he will be playing football beyond the next two years.
Ronaldo is still regarded among the finest footballers on the planet despite approaching what is usually the twilight of a player’s career at 34.
He was nominated for the FIFA Best Men’s Player, losing out to Lionel Messi, and has already scored three Serie A goals for Juventus this term.
The Portuguese superstar is contracted in Turin until 2022 but was not even committal to more than two years in the game during a recent interview.
"I still love football,” Ronaldo said after a year which has seen him expand his business interests.
“I love to entertain the fans and the people who love Cristiano.
“It doesn't matter the age, it's all about mentality.
"The last five years I start to enjoy this process of seeing me outside of football.
“So who knows what will happen in the next year or two?"
Ronaldo has been similarly coy about his future in other interviews this year.
He did hint at staying in the game for a while yet, though, when he was sat next to Lionel Messi for the 2019/20 Champions League draw.
Asked if he could retire at the same time as Messi, Ronaldo laughed: “He’s two years younger than me!
“I think I look good for my age! I hope to be here next year and in two years and three years.
“So, the people who don’t like me, they’re going to see me here.”