Cristiano Ronaldo has done almost everything during his time as a footballer. He has few challenges remaining and it remains to be seen whether he decides to take up coaching once he hangs up his boots. Some people are already thinking this will happen.
"I would have a bet on him being Manchester United manager in 18 months. Whenever Ronaldo finishes playing I think he will become a manager, it will be an automatic choice,"· Tim Sherwood told 'Caught Offside'.
The ex-footballer and coach added: "I think it’s OK that Ronaldo’s on the touchline and Ole’s going to have to accept it. If he brings him to his football club you’ve got to know what you’re bringing in."
The former Tottenham manager has noticed a change in the Portuguese since his firs spell: "It’s a completely different Ronaldo to the one who was at Old Trafford the first time around. He knows how he’s needed and if he feels like he needs to stand next to the manager and give instructions then you’ve got to let him do that."
"I’m not sure he’d be doing that with Jose Mourinho mind you, it would be very different with him still in charge, but you’d also have to ask Ronaldo why he feels it’s necessary to stand up and give some instructions in the first place," Sherwood added.
He has scored four goals in three matches for Man Utd, but afte these comments, it is impossible to not imagine the Portuguese as coach. "We’ve seen him do it on the international stage, most recently at the Euros, barking out orders. That boy will be a manager 100%," he concluded ahead of Man Utd's Carabao Cup game with West Ham.
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