PSG president Al-Khelaifi wants Ibrahimovic to be sporting director

The Qatari believes that the Swede has what it takes to become a fine club official on account of the forward's "big personality"
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has revealed that he has already spoken to Zlatan Ibrahimovic about the striker becoming the club's sporting director when he retires.

The Sweden international still has another two years to run on his current contract with the Ligue 1 champions and is coming off the back of the most prolific season of his career, having netted 41 times in 45 games in all competitions.

However, Al-Helaifi says that the pair have discussed Ibrahimovic remaining at the Parc des Princes in an administrative role.

"I spoke to Zlatan so that he'll stay with us when he finishes his playing career and become sporting director," he told RTL Radio.

"If he does that, he'll become the best sporting director in the world. He's got a big personality and everybody respects him.

"I appreciate the professional that is Zlatan; the man that is Zlatan. He's very, very funny.

"I want to keep some former players when they stop, for example [PSG defender] Zoumana Camara is somebody I would like to keep with us."