Roberto Carlos set for Madrid meeting

Roberto Carlos set for Madrid meeting


Former Real Madrid left back Roberto Carlos is set to meet Zinedine Zidane and the club’s directors over a possible return.

The exact role is unclear although the Brazilian admitted last week that he had been in discussions with the Santiago Bernabeu outfit about a return in some capacity.

Speaking to Punto Pelota last week, the ex-defender suggested the role would not be as sporting director but one in Zidane’s coaching set up. However, the new boss reportedly feels he already has his staff in place and is not looking to add anyone else for the moment, complicating matters for Carlos.

The 42-year-old made 500 appearances for Los Blancos as a player before leaving in 2007. He enjoyed huge success in his time in Spain, lifting three Champions League trophies and four La Liga titles. He also Spanish Supercopa three times as well as the Intercontinental Cup and European Super Cup.

Since retiring as a player, Carlos has had a number of stints in charge of various clubs but with limited success to date. He has been in charge of Anzhi Makhachkala, Sivasspor, Akhisar Belediyespor and Delhi Dyanamos.

He is one of Brazil’s most capped players have featured 125 times for his country.