Former AC Milan star Kaka hints at retirement, coaching job

Date published: Wednesday 11th October 2017 12:28 - Oli Fisher

Former AC Milan star Ricardo Kaka has hinted that he is close to calling time on an illustrious playing career.

The 35-year-old enjoyed a golden spell with the Rossoneri between 2003-2009, winning the Ballon d’Or during that period as well as the Champions League.

Kaka joined MLS expansion team Orlando City in 2015, becoming the highest-paid player in MLS history in the process.

However, the former Brazil international has admitted it may soon be time to call it a day due to the effects playing has on his body.

He told Globo Esporte: “I finish playing a game and feel a lot of pain.

“My body starts to feel it, and it no longer brings me that much happiness, it takes a lot more to do the same job.

“Kids can play today and again tomorrow. I’m 35, I take longer to recover, it’s a different rhythm. You can feel when the time is coming.

“I would love to have a career like Zinedine Zidane. He stopped playing, took some time, realised he liked coaching and started working in the youth academy. I could follow a similar path.”

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