Maestro Maestro No More? Modric Rejects Coaching Role, Eyes Next Chapter

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Luka Modric’s 12-year Real Madrid saga appears headed for a decisive chapter, with reports suggesting the midfield maestro has rejected a transition into the club’s coaching staff. This news, reported by The Athletic, adds fuel to speculation that the Croatian legend’s playing days at the Bernabéu are numbered.

The initial offer envisioned Modric seamlessly transitioning into Carlo Ancelotti’s coaching team alongside Davide Ancelotti and Francesco Mauri. While Modric reportedly declined, the door seems slightly ajar, as the decision isn’t considered definitive. However, with four months left on his contract and the Euro 2024 on the horizon, a definitive decision on his future seems unlikely in the immediate future.

The changing dynamics at Real Madrid have seen Modric’s playing time significantly reduced this season. Starting only 11 La Liga matches, the 38-year-old veteran adjusts to a diminished role. Ancelotti acknowledges the difficulty for someone accustomed to being ever-present, praising Modric’s professionalism and exemplary leadership under these circumstances.

Should Modric maintain his rejection of the coaching role, his desire to continue playing beyond June 2024 becomes evident. This, coupled with his limited game time, suggests a departure from Real Madrid is increasingly likely. Reports point to offers from Saudi Arabia, which he reportedly declined due to a preference for elite-level competition and concerns raised by players already in the league.

Meanwhile, an intriguing possibility emerges from MLS, with AS reporting Inter Miami’s interest in adding Modric to their star-studded roster alongside Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba, and Luis Suárez. This potential move would reunite a significant portion of El Clasico rivals on American soil.

Written by Florence Broglie

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