Gareth Bale has already received an offer to return to football again.
Despite recently declaring his retirement from football, Gareth Bale has already been given a new job offer.
The former Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Real Madrid, and LAFC forward announced on Monday that his illustrious career would come to an end.
In total, Bale has had 18 major awards in 17 years, 16 of which Real Madrid took home. For a then-record-breaking £86 million, he relocated to the Spanish capital in 2013.
Bale’s 111 appearances and 41 goals for Wales could be considered the cornerstone of his legacy.
At Euro 2016, he assisted in leading them to the semifinals. Additionally, he was crucial to Wales’ qualification for the 2022 World Cup, the first World Cup since 1958.
In a 1-1 draw with the USMNT, Bale converted Wales’ only goal of the competition from the penalty spot.
He gave everything for the national team, and his final professional goal came. Bale decided to retire from the sport after having recent fitness issues. Before hanging up his boots, he competed 12 times in the MLS for LAFC, winning the MLS Cup.
Bale’s involvement with the national team is already a goal for Wales manager Robert Page. The former winger has a choice if he would like to return as a coach or ambassador as Wales tries to qualify for Euro 2024.
Page clarified: “I’ve talked to him about it, but I want him to be involved nonetheless. Now, we don’t yet know what that role entails.”
“He simply needs some family time. He has to make a lot of adjustments. Daily preparation for an essentially normal life includes school-run duties. In a couple of weeks, we’ll speak with him again.”
“Because he has so much to offer, we will develop a strategy going forward. I would like to keep him involved, even if that meant having him in the changing room and hotel setting. But I’ll let Gareth decide what works best for him and his family. I believe he would be interested as well.”
“You’ve seen Belgium do it with Thierry Henry,” he continued. Ex-players take the initiative, whether it’s in coaching, serving as an ambassador, or participating in a committee that makes decisions.
“I’m sure the Football Association of Wales (FAW) would also want to keep Gareth involved in some capacity.”