Rafael Nadal has been rumoured to become the next Real Madrid president, and he's now broken his silence on that.
Recently, we've seen rumours about Rafael Nadal taking over as Real Madrid president pop up, creating a frenzy in sports circles. The 22-time Grand Slam champion and former ATP's No. 1, Nadal, is a lifelong Real Madrid fan and has a strong relationship with club officials. It's not the craziest thing you ever heard in sports because the current president is outgoing, and Nadal knows football.
He nearly became a football player, so it's not far-fetched, especially if he retires after 2024. In a recent interview with Spanish TV Channel Movistar+, Nadal spoke about the rumours, admitting that it's not his dream but he wouldn't hate it either.
I don’t know. I promise that it’s not always been a dream of mine. But if you ask me if I’d like to be Real Madrid president, I think I would. But first of all, we’ve got the best possible president at the moment. On top of that, how I feel today might not be how I feel tomorrow. And then you never know what can happen in life.
A serious and dedicated professional, Nadal prefers to be realistic in all things. It's why he downplayed his return to tennis in the same interview. He also spoke about his skillset, which might not be the best suited for such a job, but he remained vague enough to keep the rumours going.
You have to know if you’re capable of doing that type of thing. I’m quite realistic with myself, I more or less know my limitations. I don’t know if I’d be capable of doing it or not. Anyway, time will tell.