Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has opened up on his plans post-retirement, confirming that, if the possibility arises, he would jump at the chance to manage his current club.
Gifted midfielder Fernandes of course made the move to Old Trafford on transfer deadline in January of last year.
And whilst, at the time, there was understandable excitement surrounding his arrival, few could have predicted just how significant an impact the Portuguese would go on to have on the fortunes of his new side.
Fernandes has played an absolutely central role for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United since his arrival, having added a new dimension of guile and creativity to the club’s midfield.
All told, across 22 appearances in his first half-season in Manchester, the former Sporting CP man directly contributed to 20 goals.
The current campaign, to this point, meanwhile, has seen Fernandes’ production continue at a frankly staggering rate, with the 26-year-old having, at times, almost single-handedly carried a hit-and-miss Red Devils outfit through moments of individual brilliance.
‘Bring me as a coach!’
Fernandes’ exploits, in turn, have of course seen him quickly secure cult hero status at Old Trafford, with many of a United persuasion hopeful that their midfield star will some day take over as club captain.
And, as outlined above, the deep bond between club and player appears to be very much mutual.
Speaking in an interview with Manchester United’s website this week, Fernandes was drawn on his plans after he eventually opts to hang up his boots, and whether or not the former Sporting man holds an interest in entering the field of management.
And Fernandes quickly went on to confirm as much, explaining:
‘Now I’m seeing time passing and seeing kids coming from 2000, 2001, 2002, and my sister is from 2000, so it’s making for some confusion in my head.’
‘I’m trying to enjoy the football, you know. I think I want to be a coach. Honestly, I would like to be a coach.’
Not only that, but, in an admission which will no doubt bring a smile to many a Red Devils face across the globe, the 26-year-old then revealed that he has his sights set on the bench at the Theatre of Dreams:
‘I don’t know which team I would like to manage. Of course, the biggest team if I can manage Manchester United, I will be happy. I can leave now just some words so if people see this, if I’m a manager in the future, the fans can make some pressure to bring me as a coach!’
Manchester United star Bruno Fernandes has opened up on his plans post-retirement, confirming that, if the possibility arises, he would jump at the chance to manage his current club.Fernandes dazzlingGifted midfielder Fernandes of course made the move to Old Trafford on transfer deadline in January of last year.And whilst, at the time, there was understandableFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed