The former Brazil striker might return to Corinthians provided that Andres Sanchez becomes the club’s next president
Andres Sanchez has vowed to bring the former Brazil striker back to the club, if he is elected president in the upcoming elections, GOAL reports.
The former Real Madrid striker and Brazil international Ronaldo could return to his former club. If Andres Sanchez confirms his candidacy and wins the presidential elections.
Sanchez has spent 4 years as the president of Sao Paulo’s football club between 2007 and 2011.
Even though the 53-year-old hasn’t officially confirmed his candidacy yet, Sanchez already claimed that he would appoint Ronaldo to a directorial position, which would be a part of his running strategy.
“If I’m a candidate and can win the election, Ronaldo will be at Corinthians,” Sanchez said in an interview with Estadao.
“The position will be chosen later, but because of his ability it will be high up,” he added while praising Ronaldo.
Sanchez claimed the former striker has always contributed to the success of the Brazilian club.
“Ronaldo has never been far from Corinthians. He is a person who has always contributed and was close to Corinthians, acting positively.”
“He is very competent in everything he does,” Sanchez concluded.
The legendary attacker hung up his boots after Corinthians were not able to qualify for the group stage of the Copa Libertadores in 2011.
Before that, the once magnificent Brazilian managed to win the Ballon d’Or twice, besides being a part of two World Cup and Copa America winning teams. On a club level, he has won numerous awards with giants like Barcelona, Real Madrid, or Inter.
Corinthians managed to defeat their rivals Palmeiras on Sunday in a game that ended 3-2 and resulted in Ronaldo’s former club building up a 6-point lead against other contenders.
The league leaders have six remaining matches to play in this season of the Campeonato Brasileiro.