Former World Cup winner and Brazilian legend Romario has said he is interested in becoming the president of a Brazilian second division side.
Fresh off the back of being elected to the Brazilian Senate last weekend – an election in which he won more than 4.5 million votes – the feisty striker has already lined up his next career move.
He used an interview on Monday to express his desire to become the president of America RJ – a small second division club in Brazil which is currently closed as a result of failing to meet safety standards.
“It was a dream of my father and me, and I’m willing to do it”, said the player-cum-politician. Next week he will be presented to a 150-member council, who will vote on the issue – though the outcome is expected to be a formality.
The result will be announced on the 27th October. If successful, his first task will be reducing the club’s $25 million debt and re-opening the club.