Gerard Pique has revealed his desire to become the president of Barcelona once the sun sets on his playing career and he decides to hang up his boots.
The Spaniard is one of the greatest players to have ever played for the club, and has been a rock at the heart of the Catalan club’s defence for many years.
While players usually decide to stay in the game once their playing days come to an end by finding a route into management, Pique feels like he wouldn’t enjoy a managerial role much. Instead, he believes he would be a perfect candidate for the presidency role.
The president of Barcelona is decided by votes from the clubs 150,000 members, and each term lasts around six years.
Speaking to Catalan TV Station TV3, Pique said: “Yes, when I say things I mean them. I want to be president of Barca. It’s a step I’d like to take when I retire.
“I don’t see myself as a manager. I don’t think I would enjoy it as much.
“As a president I could do really well for this club, because it’s what I am passionate about. My playing career will [one day] come to an end and the step I’d like to take is to become Barcelona president.”