Claudio Pizarro is a man who needs no introduction. The former Bayern Munich striker currently plies his trade with Werder Bremen, who Bayern is about to play twice in the space of four days. Though he’ll be trying to foil Bayern’s push for the domestic double, Pizarro make a return to Munich after he retires and hangs up his boots for good.
Per a report by Mein Werder, Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has already offered Pizarro a position as a brand ambassador for the club after he retires. Pizarro’s current contract with Bremen runs through the end of June, but he admitted that he very well could still have one more season under his belt because he “feels good” right now. Speaking about the offer, Rummenigge said:
We have agreed with Claudio, if he really does end his career, whenever that will be, that he can return to Munich and take on an ambassador role with us. As far as I know, he still has a house in Munich and his family always felt very at home here.
Currently, Bixente Lizarazu and Giovanni Elber are brand ambassadors for Bayern, and Hasan Salihamidzic also served as one before he took up his position as sporting director. A big part of the job is to represent the club and brand at publicity events across the globe. Pizarro fits the bill perfectly as such a lovable figure in Munich.
In typical Pizarro fashion, after a brief chuckle, the striker said his future after retirement is “in Germany.” For now, he’s fully focused on thwarting Bayern in the two upcoming matches before he even thinks about accepting a brand ambassador role:
It would be an amazing feeling for me to win these games, though I would feel Bayern’s pain a bit.
In case you missed the history Pizarro made earlier this season:
40 years & 136 days.— DW Sports (@dw_sports) February 17, 2019
Oldest goalscorer in Bundesliga history.
First player to score in the Bundesliga in 21 different calendar years.
Age is just a number for Claudio Pizarro! #werder pic.twitter.com/3huUtdc6go
It seems that this is more of a rhetorical question, but would you all like to see this beaming smile back in Bavaria after he retires from playing?