Iker Casillas set for emotional return to Real Madrid after 5 years

Iker Casillas set for emotional return to Real Madrid after 5 years

- Iker Casillas will return to Real Madrid this summer on an administrative role

- The legendary goalkeeper will begin the new life after announcing his retirement

- The Spaniard left Santiago Bernabeu in 2015 after a heated altercation with Florentino Perez

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Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas has staged an emotional return to the Santiago Bernabeu on an official capacity.

The Spaniard will serve in the advisory role for Los Blancos president Florentino Perez as reported by Daily Mail.

Casillas, who is yet to announce his retirement will commence life off the pitch with an administrative function at the club he represented for the most part of his career.

Iker Casillas set for emotional return to Real Madrid after 5 years

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Marca reported that the new assignment will come as a shock for the goalkeeper having left Real five years ago in an unpleasant manner. He was said to have had a bust-up with Perez.

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The unfortunate situation made the keeper leave uncelebrated as he announced his departure during a press conference he called on his own.

Reports claim that Casillas intends to finally hang his gloves when the Galacticos and Proto are crowned champions in their respective leagues.

The Spaniard's experience competing for silverware would help provide valuable counsel to his new boss in his new job.

Casillas made his senior Bernabeu debut aged 18 in 1999 and went on to enjoy 16 successful seasons with the club.

Casillas won five LaLiga titles, two Copa del Rey trophies, four Super Cups and also emerged victorious in the Champions League on three occasions.

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The midfielder who is said to have dusted his boots is expected to team-up with the club on July 27 as he continues to build his fitness with the fifth-tier side based in Utrecht.

In August 2019, the former Netherlands midfielder announced his retirement from football after 17 years of trophy-laden career.

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