Inter retirement, Kolarov: ‘I will be sporting director’

The Inter full-back concluded his career as a footballer: “I knew that day would come. Now I will register in tournaments as an observer and as an observer.”

After 18 years of a respectable career and 601 professional matches, Alexander Kolarov officially ended his football career. He did so with a message confirming that there would be no other team for him after Inter, with whom he still has a ten-day contract: “Today I bid farewell to football. I’ve always known that sooner or later that day will come – the full-back wrote toDealing – Despite this, I am grateful that I was able to achieve what I always dreamed of.”


Last season at the Nerazzurri was certainly not so memorable for the Serb, so much so that in January there were rumors of a possible early farewell with the contract terminated by mutual consent. On the other hand, in 2021-22 he made only four appearances for the Nerazzurri (one of them in the Champions League) for 44 minutes on the field, all in the first half of the year. A free-kick specialist and a dominant left winger for years, Kolarov played more than 500 matches between Serbia and Italy (Lazio, Roma, Inter) and England (Manchester City), and he also deserves the captaincy of Serbia, which he is. 4th player ever present with 94 games. In his eighteen-year career, the full-back has played two World Cups (2010 and 2018) and won a total of 11 titles: the most recent being the Scudetto last year for the Nerazzurri, a trophy still missing from his personal publication.

the future

In his farewell speech to football, Kolarov also spoke about the next steps, which will bring him very close to the football world: “Now I am already heading towards my ‘second life’ in the world of football. That is why, once the calls, I will register for the qualifying sessions, first as an observer. And then directly as Sports Director, at the Federal Technical Center of Coverciano. ” Therefore it is advisable to immediately prepare to see the Serb in a new guise, perhaps in a suit and tie.

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