Pablo Zabaleta is taking his coaching badges and says he could return one day to take up a role at the Etihad with Manchester City. The West Ham United right-back spent nine years in Manchester and has proved there is still life in his legs following a string of fine displays this season for the Irons.
Zabaleta turns 34 in January and bosses at the London Stadium will sit down in the next few weeks to discuss the possibility of him signing an extension to prolong his stay in the capital.
Reports have suggested the Manchester City legend, who won two Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup during his time at the club, fancies playing in Italy or the Middle East before he hangs up his boots.
The former Argentina international, however, is already attracted by the prospect of a future coaching job and has admitted a role at City isn’t out of the question.
Zabaleta said: “Why not? I spent nine years at City, it was like a home. And my last meeting with Khaldoon [Al Mubarek – Man City chairman], he said the door will be open for me to come back in some role, so we will see. It would be special.”