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Former Manchester City chief explains why Kaka rejected advances from the club

Manchester City’s former chief executive Garry Cook has revealed that the reason behind Kaka turning down advances from the Citizens during the winter of 2019. The Mancunian giants had begun their era under Sheikh Mansour with the big-money signing of Robinho and Kaka was the next in line to make the switch to the Premier League side.

In a report covered by TalkSPORT, Cook acknowledged that an agreement had been reached with AC Mila regarding the midfielder’s transfer but the transfer could not materialise with the Brazilian, who was seemingly reluctant to part ways with the Rossoneri, he said: “We sat down with AC Milan and we signed a document that sold the player to Manchester City, so we’d bought him.

Ricardo Kaka Is Ready To Take On The Role Of PSG Sports Director

Ricardo Kaka, the legendary Brazilian footballer might be getting a place behind the scenes at AC Milan. However, there hasn’t been a clarity on this. As per the latest news, the Ballon d’Or of 2007 has opened up the opportunity to secure a place in the Paris Saint-Germain.

Sports Director Leonardo of AC Milan has said that Kaka is going to be included in the management of Rossoneri along with Paulo Maldini and him. Kaka had been at San Siro as AC Milan secured a 2-1 victory over AS Roma at the season of Serie A 2018-19.

Kaka confirms that he would return to AC Milan in the future

AC Milan legend Kaka has confirmed that he would one day return to the Rossoneri with a view to taking up the role of a director. The Brazilian called quits on his professional career at the end of the previous year and the Rossoneri are understood to have since made contact with him regarding a hierarchical role without much success.

Speaking to Mediotempo, Kaka stressed that he is currently focused on other duties which includes ambassadorial work and spending time with his family but he could return to the Rossoneri at some stage in the future, he said: “Currently I'm focusing on other projects and I've traveled to many places. My relationship with Milan is very close, we’re always close, but I don’t know what will happen. I’ll be back, the only certainty I have is that I’ll work there one day, but I don’t know when.”

Is Ozil Running Out of Time to Leave a Legacy?

Mesut Ozil was one of Kaka’s favourite players to line up alongside during the Brazilian’s final years at Real Madrid, and when they were playing together, the goals had a tendency to flow.

While at the Santiago Bernabeu, the German looked as though he would go on to be considered among the best players in the world. But since joining Arsenal, Ozil’s form has been somewhat erratic. Both Kaka and Ozil left Madrid at the same time, and there is no doubting the legacy that the 2007 Ballon d’Or winner has left behind. However, the chances of Ozil being remembered in the same way as his former teammate are getting fainter each year.

Gennaro Gattuso admits he feels a lot of pressure at AC Milan

Gennaro Gattuso has admitted that he feels a lot of pressure with AC Milan now that he has been handed the responsibility of being their head coach. The Italian was a superb servant for the Rossoneri during his playing days and he has since transformed into a top manager, who has been tasked with the role of getting the Rossoneri back to the Champions League.

Speaking to UEFA.com, Gattuso said that the transition from a player to a coach has been rather demanding given they are expectations on him to succeed, he said: “I have lived many years as a player and now I am in the second season as a coach, after starting with Primavera. For me it's like being in a family, my family was a Milanese and that's why I always supported Milan.

Kaka makes surprise picks for this year’s FIFA Ballon d’Or

Brazil legend Kaka has ignored the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when naming his possible Ballon d’Or winning candidate. The duo have shared the individual gong over the past 10 years but Kaka is expecting something different this time around after witnessing players excel at the recent World Cup.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Kaka decided to exclude Messi and Ronaldo from his contender list and rather picked Luka Modric and Kylian Mbappe, who were among the standout performers in Russia, he said: “Modric has had some impressive results, winning the Champions League and being able to play the World Cup final. He is the man who creates the show and commands the game, Mbappe is very strong and has a whole career ahead of him. Let the future be yours.”

8 Brazilians In The Premier League In 2018-2019

While Brazilian star Kaka never played in the English Premier League despite interest from top clubs over the years including Manchester City in 2017, a number of his former national team squad members have.

As the 2018-2019 season kicks off, we check out eight Brazilian stars – some current national team members, some emerging talents – who are set to make a mark this year.

Orlando City Dismiss Speculation of Kaka’s Managerial Appointment

Orlando City CEO Alex Leitao has confirmed that Brazilian midfielder Kaka is not a candidate for the role of the manager at the club. Jason Kreis’ time at the club ultimately came to an end after he was fired by the team. The Orlando City outfit are in the middle of a six-game losing run. Immediately after the dismissal of Jason Kreis, speculation began about the arrival of Kaka into the managerial setup. Regarded as one of the best Brazilian midfielders in recent decades, Kaka played at major league soccer for a couple of seasons before announcing his retirement back in December.

He has played four clubs like AC Milan and Real Madrid while also becoming the last player outside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or award. MLS is no stranger to having former greats as their managers.

Kaka open to AC Milan return

Brazil international Kaka has opened the possibility of a return to AC Milan in the future. The 36-year-old retired from his playing career in December last year but this has not ended his interest in associating with the beautiful game.

In a report covered by Calciomercato, Kaka admitted that he is prepared for the next phase of his career and he would fancy a backroom role with the Rossoneri, he said: "Let's see. I like football a lot, now I'm living away from there. But it is a necessary step because I am preparing a new phase. I'm very interested to go back to Milan, I do not know when, but it will happen, and I hope soon because Milan is my home."

France vs Croatia: World Cup Final Betting Tips

France take on Croatia in the World Cup final looking to win the competition for the first time since 1998. Considering that it is almost two decades since this event occurred, France are feeling extremely confident that it is once again their time to win the title. Croatia, though, enter into the final as the underdogs. They have also suffered a defeat against France back in 1998 semifinals and that could be a repeat of the same. Croatia have never been able to overcome France in any meeting.

However, the likes of Mario Mandzukic and Ivan Perisic have displayed a huge amount of attacking potential for Croatia. The presence of midfielders like Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic makes it possible for the team to create chances for such forwards in abundance. However, France have been much more about taking one or two chances that come their way. The brilliance of Kylian Mbappe has also been a crucial factor in helping the French national team reach the finals. Manager Didier Deschamps, though, will demand a lot more from his other players like Antoine Griezmann and Olivier Giroud if France are to win the title. One of the major problems for Croatia is the involvement in the extra time over the last three matches. This could clean them of valuable energy when it comes to this game. France are likely to take advantage of this fact and it is better to back a France title victory at 4/9.

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