Raul hints at future Madrid role

Updated: 

Real Madrid legend Raul has not ruled out returning to Santiago Bernabeu as head coach in the future, once he has completed his coaching badges.

The 38-year-old retired from football after helping New York Cosmos to the North American Soccer League title in November.

It brought to end a career that saw the former Spain international score 323 goals and win 16 titles with Madrid, before playing in Germany and Qatar.

Now retired, Raul has hinted he would consider a return to the Spanish capital in the future to take the reins of the club he represented with such distinction.

"Will I coach Real Madrid? That's the main question I get asked these days," he is quoted as saying by AS. "But I feel that it's not the right time at present.

"I've yet to secure my coaching badges and I feel there is plenty of time ahead.

"Real Madrid is my home; the club gave me everything as a player.

"I'm well-known as a Madrid player but my experiences at Schalke, Qatar and with the Cosmos have also been rewarding.

"However, Real Madrid is my passion and I am sure at some point in the future I'll end up back there."