NEWS
Thursday May 16 2019
Porto to offer Iker Casillas prominent non-playing role

Porto are set to offer Iker Casillas a prominent non-playing role at the club following the goalkeeper suffering a heart attack, say reports.

El Mundo cite a report in O Jogo which claims the veteran goalkeeper will shortly confirm his retirement from the sport and the Portuguese giants will subsequently make the offer.

At the start of the month, the 37-year-old fell ill during training with Porto and was rushed to hospital where he underwent emergency surgery.

Whilst that was a success and Casillas was discharged five days later, it appears unlikely he will play football again but does wish to continue within the sport.

Porto have already confirmed they want the Spaniard’s ‘long term’ future at the club and have already made him an offer, although the details of that have not yet been disclosed.

Casillas is one of the most decorated players in Spain’s history, playing over 700 games for Madrid before joining Porto in 2015.

He won three Champions Leagues with the capital giants, as well as two European Championships and a World Cup in his 167 caps for La Roja.

Football Italia website