The legendary goalkeeper is ready to call the time on his playing career and is preparing to pace into his first position away from the pitch.

Iker will work closely with Perez

The club legend Iker Casillas returns to Real Madrid, five years after leaving the club for Porto. The legendary goalkeeper is ready to call the time on his playing career and is preparing to pace into his first position away from the pitch. Casillas will work closely with Florentino Perez as an adviser in a place to be determined in the coming weeks. The important thing is that Florentino wants to keep Casillas close, and Iker agrees. It will be similar to the role that Zinedine Zidane played in his day. Now 39 and almost retired since suffering a heart attack during a training session with Porto on May 1, 2019. Iker Casillas is waiting for his current club to challenge the Taca de Portugal final against Benfica on August 1, before officially announcing his retirement.

Florentino wants to integrate Iker into his management team

It is worth noting that Casillas was pleased with Porto and won three trophies with the club. The latter falling on Wednesday, as they secured the Liga NOS title. However, this success mainly fell on the goalkeeper, playing a liaison role between the composition and the board. Despite this, Casillas’s real club, where his heart lies, is Real Madrid. So he is now returning to help Florentino with a fascinating project. The president of Real Madrid knows very an asset of the club, a leading figure. Perez wants to integrate him into his management team. Episodes from the past, such as Casillas’ sad farewell through the back door five years ago, have disappeared; this is a new chapter from which they both ultimately admitted their mistakes.

 

Fortunately, this is all in the past. Now it is essential that in recent months a good harmony between Florentino and Real Madrid’s second all-time appearance holder (725 games) was consolidated and faked during the meeting. On Thursday, during a restrained and strange celebration of Real Madrid’s LaLiga title at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Florentino reiterated that this summer might not be signings. Still, he had in mind the composition of the first team. The arrival of Iker Casillas goes along the way and his confidence that when the 2020/21 campaign begins in mid-September. The legendary captain of Real Madrid and a member of the best Spanish team of all time will be part of Los Blancos’ organizational chart. Five years later, Casillas returns home.