Cristiano Ronaldo wants to live like a king post retirement

Jan 04, 2016, 08:33 IST | AFP

Madrid: World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed he will "live like a king" once his playing career comes to an end, but has ruled out a move into coaching when he hangs up his boots.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid's all-time leading scorer is in action on Sunday as Los Blancos look to move level with eternal rivals Barcelona in the La Liga title race at Valencia.

In an interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo, he admitted football doesn't always captivate his interest. "I have a top life, but I think I am going to enjoy it more when I finish my career, when I have time to do what I like," he said.

"This Saturday there is a boxing bout in Las Vegas and I would like to take my friends and family to see it, and I can't because I don't have time. "I am not going to cry about it now because I am making a sacrifice in inverted commas, but after I want to live like a king."

Ronaldo is the world's third highest paid athlete according to Forbes with an annual income just shy of USD 80 million dollars (Rs 529 crore approximately).

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