Real Madrid terrific Raul has risked incurring the wrath on the fans by suggesting he would contemplate taking a job at arch-rivals Barcelona.
The 39-year-old, who won six LaLiga titles and three Champions Leagues within a glittering career in the Santiago Bernabeu, has regularly expressed a want to return towards the club inside a non-playing capacity.
But the former Spain star, who has been accused by some Madrid fans of casting Barca in a favourable light in his media appearances, has mentioned that he would not rule out the prospect of working at Camp Nou in future.
“I like to do points step by step,” he stated within a uncommon interview with Catalan day-to-day Sport when asked about moving to Barca. “The 1st issue will be to return to my property, Genuine Madrid, when the time is appropriate.
“But that is football, and you may under no circumstances say that you will not do that or that.”
When questioned on his attempts to not show anti-Barca bias inside the media, he explained: “I spent 17 years at Actual Madrid and nobody can doubt that I’m a madridista. My conscience is clear.
“It’s a distinct point when I speak about and analyse football, as I’ve carried out for Barcelona for any handful of years. It’s fair to acknowledge after they have accomplished nicely.
“The final handful of years show that Barcelona have had much more consistency than Genuine Madrid, if you appear at LaLiga. In the event you appear at Europe, you see that the distinction just isn’t so large.”
While Raul is unlikely to become a shock contender to succeed Luis Enrique this year, he does recognize the Barca coach’s selection to step down in the end of his third season in charge.
“I recognize Luis Enrique completely,” he mentioned. “I was at Madrid for 17 years and, save for Vicente del Bosque and Jose Mourinho, I by no means saw any coaches remain for a lot of years.
“He’s performed an excellent job at Barcelona and I really realize that he wants a break.”
Raul was also asked for any definitive answer in the debate more than irrespective of whether Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo must be deemed the greatest player inside the globe.
The ex-New York Cosmos man, who has previously described the duo as “simply the greatest”, says there’s tiny to separate them.
“They are two exclusive players and I definitely consider they may be on the similar level,” he mentioned. “I do not like comparing them in accordance with their trophies. They would be safely among the top five in my ranking.
“I’d be considerably further back, without the need of a doubt!”