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Man Utd legend Vidic targets surprise new role after spending time at Chelsea

Chris Byfield

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Man Utd legend Vidic targets surprise new role after spending time at Chelsea

Manchester United legend Nemanja Vidic has applied for a surprise new role after spending time at Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

The former centre-back has returned to England to undergo a UEFA course, having spent time working with Premier League trio Tottenham, Chelsea and Brentford.

Indeed, Vidic was at the Tottenham continuing his studies on an Executive Master for International Players course run by UEFA, which teaches the skills required to work in the boardroom.

Also present were a host of football icons, including German World Cup winners Sami Khedira, Benedikt Howedes and Renate Lingor. Furthermore Emile Heskey, Nigel de Jong, Demba Ba, Hamit Altintop, Sebastian Prodl and Paul Scharner also attended.

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However Vidic reportedly does not want to be an executive at a football club. Instead, the ex-Man Utd captain is allegedly eyeing the presidency position in the Serbian FA.

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Does Vidic want to become Serbia FA president?

According to the Times Vidic wants to become the president of the Serbian FA, and has the support of many fans and former team-mates, including Nemanja Matic.

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Vidic explained: "It is the reason why am I here.

"I understand the football field. I did a course with the English FA and finished my Pro Licence at St George’s.

"Why I am here is to learn about commercial, finance, communication and marketing — which I understood because I was playing for United but we go really deep into it now.”

The 41-year-old continued: "In Serbia, the problem is we are staying too much back.

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"We didn’t go forward in terms of digitalization, professionalisation and transparency. Serbia is late. We have a lot of talents.

"We have clever people but we just need someone who’s going to point the direction and give a chance to the young generation. This is the world of the young.

"Me coming back is saying I like to be in Serbia. I love Serbia. I’m in my best age and I want to help, if I can, the Serbian community or Serbian football.

"This education here helps me to have knowledge and contacts that I can use to help Serbia football in any way.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Premier League, Serbia

Chris Byfield
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