Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has announced that he will be vying for the Spanish Football Association presidency.
The World Cup winner is in his last days as an active footballer and wants to move into administration once he quits.
The 38-year-old suffered a mild heart attack in May 2019 while in training with Porto, and continues to be in the books of the Portuguese giants.
He took to his twitter account to announce his move, which will see him battle Luis Rubiales for the job.
Yes, I will introduce myself to the Presidency of the @RFEF when the elections are called. Together we will put our Federation at the height of the best football in the world: that of Spain. #IkerCasillas2020," he posted.
Adding: "I have informed the president of my Club, FC Porto, of this decision, to whom I can only express my deepest gratitude. #IkerCasillas2020,"
Sí, me presentaré a la Presidencia de la @RFEF cuando se convoquen las elecciones. Juntos vamos a poner nuestra Federación a la altura del mejor fútbol del mundo: el de España. #IkerCasillas2020 pic.twitter.com/kHkBChqh4m— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) February 17, 2020
Casillas spent 16 years at Real Madrid having developed through the club's youth academy, winning numerous titles including three Champions League and five LaLiga titles.
He was also successful with the national team, winning the 2010 World Cup in South Africa as well as European titles.
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