Spain boss Vicente del Bosque says Real Madrid legend Raul would be a huge asset to have at the club if he returns one day in some capacity.
The 38-year-old brought the curtain down on an illustrious career last month, going out with a bang as he won the Soccer Bowl with New York Cosmos in the US. In his 16 years as a Los Blancos player, Raul won three Champions League titles and six La Liga trophies among many others.
Until recently, he was also the club’s all-time leading goalscorer on 323 goals in 741 appearances but was overtaken by Cristiano Ronaldo in October.
Raul says he will take time out to assess his future and spend more time with his family but there has already been plenty of talk about a return to the Santiago Bernabeu as a coach.
And speaking to reporters, World Cup winning boss del Bosque said Raul would be a brilliant addition for Real.
“Raul has profound feelings for Real Madrid just like all of us who have passed through the club. Raul would be a vital asset in whatever post he might be given at Real Madrid. Raul performed to an exceptional level both with Spain & Real Madrid. He has won respect & admiration the world over,” he commented.