But it will not happen until 2031.

Florentino Perez called the great tennis player his possible successor.

According to El Confidencial, the president of Real Madrid Florentino Perez considers the famous Spanish tennis player and great fan of Real Rafael Nadal as his potential successor.

“Nadal is a great choice for the presidency of Real Madrid. He is one of the best ambassadors of our club in the world” – quoted Peres El Models.

However, It is noted that the athlete will be able to assume the post of president of the club first only in 2031, when he turns 45 years old. To be nominated for the post of head of Real Madrid, the applicant must be a member of the club for 20 years.  Nadal became the honorary member of the club in 2011.

Nadal is the number one tennis player in the world. This year at  the US Open Nadal reached the semifinals, but he couldn’t  continue to compete because of  a knee injury.

71-year-old Perez was President of Real Madrid from 2000 till 2006, and then returned to the post in 2009.