Agent Mino Raiola has tipped Zlatan Ibrahimovic to become the President of UEFA after the 39-year-old hangs up his boot.
The former Sweden international has been influential since joining the Rossoneri for a second spell last term, and his agent has claimed that the striker could play for another half-decade.
Ibrahimovic sits jointly at the top of Serie A scoring chart this season with 10 goals to his name, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.
Agent Raiola admitted that Ibrahimovic is yet to reach the twilight of his career as many have anticipated, owing to his passion and drive for football.
However, Raiola said he regrets letting the forward join the MLS but feels it was important to prepare the Swede ahead for a vital position in the coming years.
“I’ve seen many players in my career who were tired at the same age of Zlatan,” he stated at Monday’s Golden Boy Awards, where he was named best agent. “I almost felt sorry for them to continue.
“I have never seen this tiredness in him. For me, he can easily play for five more years.
“I created him, he plays because I make him play. [He could even play] up to the age of 50!”
Raiola who has won awards for the best agent is also the person in charge of embattled Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
“I regretted bringing him to MLS, it was a waste of time there,” he added. “In the future he will take an important role – maybe he can become the president of UEFA in order to change football.
“We have a beautiful relationship, but that’s the way it is for everyone, they are part of my family. With Zlatan we had unique adventures. It’s not as tough as he makes it look.”