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Lionel Messi Hints Retirement Plans

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Lionel Messi has hinted at his retirement life. The Argentinian has spoken about what he wishes to do after retiring from football.

Lionel Messi’s Life In MLS

Lionel Messi, 36, is thriving in America after lighting up the MLS with a string of brilliant displays for Inter Miami. The 11 goals he has scored in 11 games for the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner have helped the Florida-based club win their first-ever trophy last month when they won the Leagues Cup.

Retirement Plans

Lionel Messi, though, is already considering his options for the future when he puts up his football boots, including his post-playing life. The WC champion said he would think about working as a sporting director in the future during a recent interview with Argentine media site Olga.

What will I do next? I’m not sure, Messi remarked. “I enjoy everything related to football, as well as working with children, teaching, and serving as a sporting director.”

Not A New Choice

Numerous former football players take on positions as sports directors to manage the daily operations of teams. And given Messi’s clear links to Barcelona, some may speculate that he may take over for Deco, a former colleague and midfielder for Chelsea who presently occupies the post at the Spanish club.

Although Lionel Messi hasn’t said that he would be eager to return to Barcelona in any capacity, it should be noted that his untouchable status at the Camp Nou would undoubtedly put him in the running for the position.

Back Where It Began

Even though Messi has said he has his sights set on rejoining his old club, Newell’s Old Boys, it appears the tiny magician is still far from calling it quits. Messi said, “I always imagined being able to enjoy Argentine football, play for Newell’s, and, more importantly, be a world champion.

“I wish to enjoy this moment as much as possible without worrying about the future. I enjoy playing football the most.

What’s Next For Lionel Messi

He said he would handle each day as it came, but suggested that the 2026 World Cup wasn’t out of the question. He said, “I want to get to the Copa America in good shape; it will be good. “Then, depending on how I’m feeling, I’ll decide.

“I haven’t given much thought to the upcoming World Cup since it is so far away. We need to wait and see how I feel now that the years have passed. I will do so every day.

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