Carlos to meet with Madrid

Roberto Carlos is expected to meet with Real Madrid on Friday to discuss precisely what role he will take at the club.

Carlos revealed earlier in the week that he had been speaking with Los Blancos about a return, having represented the club as a player between 1996 and 2007, making more than 500 appearances and winning four League titles, three Champions Leagues and a number of other trophies.

The Brazilian told Punto Pelota that he didn’t think he would be the sporting director and would rather join Zinedine Zidane’s staff, though AS suggests that isn’t as straightforward as it seems.

Zidane, Carlos’ former teammate, is said to feel his technical staff is full, and so Carlos is more likely to be offered a role with the youth team that also includes some first team duties.

Carlos also suggested he would try to convince ‘close friend’ Neymar to quit Barcelona for Madrid, leading to speculation in Spain of another Luis Figo incident, though he appeared to be speaking with tongue in cheek.

Carlos has been in Doha this week but should attend Madrid’s Sunday game against Sporting Gijon, and any appointment is likely to be confirmed around then.

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