Fernano Morientes happy to come to ISL in the future

first_imgWinner of three Champions League titles with Real Madrid, Fernando Morientes was in India to promote and officially launch La Liga, the Spanish national football league. Speaking to India Today, he revealed that he was in fact approached to coach a club in the Indian Super league but could not take the offer due to other engagements at the time.He added, “Why not? I would love to come in the future. Being a manager could be the best way to be involved with Indian football.”Asked if he would be interested in coaching the national side, he said, “Let’s see. Don’t know right now.”The striker, who has scored 72 goals for Real Madrid, shared the pitch with current manager Zinedine Zidane in his day and was all praise for the man.”He has been a player himself at the top level and here in Madrid. So he is the best person to manage the club and take the team forward.” (Also read: Exclusive: Want to make La Liga bigger than Premier League, says Fernando Morientes)Speaking on their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo, who during the summer fulfilled his long cherished dream of winning a major title with Portugal at the Euros, Morientes said:”Ronaldo is arguably the best player in the world right now. Madrid is very lucky to have him. We also want him to keep doing well.”While the Spanish league has seen an exodus of some of their prime managerial talent, Morientes felt it was good to see the likes of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola renew their rivalry at the Manchester clubs in EPL.advertisement”Fans look up to the managers also. Their job is as crucial as the players.”last_img

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