Real Madrid presidential candidate vows to re-sign Ronaldo
Real Madrid presidential candidate Enrique Riquelme has vowed to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo if he wins the upcoming elections.
The 32-year-old also promised to appoint Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as the club’s new boss in a slew of changes.
Long-time president Florentino Perez last week called for an election to be held in a bid to win himself a fifth term in office.
Perez, 74-year, won the club’s last two elections uncontested, but this time around he’ll face competition from Cox Energy CEO Riquelme.
Riquelme has big plans for Los Blancos if he successfully defeats Perez, which includes axing current manager Zinedine Zidane.
During an appearance on El Partidazo de COPE, Riquelme said: “Zidane would not be my coach.
“The Sports Directorate thinks of another profile with another strategy.
“I personally like Klopp a lot and Raul is doing very well. It would be to value him […].”
Bringing back Ronaldo, Real’s all-time leading goalscorer, would also be one of Riquelme’s main priorities.
He said: “I put on the table that we repeat Cristiano, because he has represented a lot for football and for Real Madrid.
“There are no old or young players, there are good or bad players.”
The popularity of his audacious proposals will be tested at the polls.