Muntari eyes car business over coaching opportunities

Sulley Muntari - Pescara - 12032017
The midfielder has revealed that he is not interested in taking up a role in the dugout after hanging up his boots

Ghana midfielder Sulley Ali Muntari says he hopes to continue playing football for the next six to seven years before considering retirement despite recent concerns about his fitness.

The 32-year-old played 66 minutes before he was replaced with Alessandro Bruno when his side Pescara shared the spoils 1-1 with his former club AC Milan in the Italian Serie A on Sunday.

The Ghanaian says he would branch out into car business after his football days rather than becoming a coach like a number of former footballers.

"I do not drink and do not smoke, so I have between six to seven years before I take off completely from football. I do not dream of becoming either coach or anything related to that after retirement," Muntari told Gazzetta dello Sport.

"I have a few car dealings and that is what is cool. You know what I see? Mechanics, those with greasy hands, fiddling under cars.

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"Now, however, we are thinking about how to save Pescara from relegation. Then, after that, I will end the contract since it will be unlikely to remain at Pescara after some years. My family is in Milan, my son is 18 months old and I want see him every day.

"I will remain in Milan and do some businesses in mechanics like I have started after everything," he added.

Muntari joined Pescara, currently at the bottom of the table with 13 points, as a free agent in January.