Iker Casillas confirms readiness to quit football and run for Spanish FA presidency

Iker Casillas confirms readiness to quit football and run for Spanish FA presidency

- Iker Casillas is ready to hang his goalkeeping gloves to run for the Spanish FA presidency

- The 38-year-old has been out of action since last year after suffering a heart condition

- Casillas reveals he has told FC Porto chief of his recent decision

Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has shown interest in becoming the president of the Spanish Football Federation after retirement.

The 38-year-old who has been contracted to Portuguese topflight side FC Porto since 2015 announced he is ready to draw the curtains on his 21-year-old career.

He suffered a major health scare in September 2019 and was handed the opportunity to be among the backroom crew of the club pending the progress of his condition.

However, he revealed that he has informed the club's chief of his decision of running for his country's FA presidency.

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According to Goal.com, Casillas would be battling Luis Rubiales for a chance to lead the Spanish FA adding that work has already commenced seeing this new dream become reality.

The 2010 FIFA World Cup winner took to Twitter to announce his new venture: “We are working with the utmost respect and determination in our candidacy.

More than 23,000 voters await us in fair and transparent elections. 139 assembly members will decide.”

He added that: "I have informed the president of Porto of my decision to whom I want to express my deepest gratitude.

Goal.com further revealed that Casillas' plan would be to rehabilitate the broken relationship between current RFEF chief Rubialos and his opposite number in La Liga, Javier Tebas.

Reports claim the former Real Madrid goalkeeper could receive tangible support to achieve his dream outside of the field of play.

During his reign as Spain number one goalkeeper, La Roja won two European championships and one FIFA World Cup title.

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Also, before departing the Santiago Bernabeu in 2015, he had won three Champions League titles and five Spanish League trophies.

Casillas also won the Portuguese League title in 2018 - the same year he won the Portuguese Cup, a competition which has been in existence since 1979.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has declared Barcelona star Lionel Messi as the greatest footballer ever in the round leather game.

Despite playing together with Cristiano Ronaldo for many years at Real Madrid, the FC Porto keeper was impressed with Lionel Messi's performance for Barcelona against Atletico Madrid.

His' reaction came after Lionel Messi scored the winner for Barcelona in their tough 1-0 La Liga encounter against Atletico Madrid.

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