Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo undecided on career in management

Cristiano Ronaldo does not want to become a manager when he retires, although he may change his mind in several years and pursue a career in the dugout.

Speaking after scoring his 98th European goal for Real Madrid in their 2-2 Champions League draw against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, the 31-year-old insisted he was focused on his playing career.

"I think a lot about it," he is quoted as saying by AS. "Right now I don't want to be a manager. In a few years people will say that I have the right profile but I don't want to be.

"It's too complicated. At the moment I just want to focus on my football, my passion. Nobody knows what the future holds.

"In five, six, seven years I might change my mind and become a manager."

The question of management rose following Ronaldo's animated performance in the Euro 2016 final in which he spent a large part of the game encouraging his teammates from the manager's technical area having been forced out of Portugal's game against France through injury.

Portugal's victory followed on from Champions League success with Real, and Ronaldo believes the two honours combined to give him the best campaign of a distinguished career.

"Last year was probably my best season," he said. "As far as titles go, I think so. Every year of my career has been incredible but this one was special.

"We won the first major trophy in Portuguese history and also because Real Madrid won the Champions League."

Ronaldo would now like to become a member of the first team to retain the Champions League.

"I think we can win the Champions League twice in a row," he said. "When you play for Real Madrid you have to believe that you can. We have a great team and a great manager. We have the experience from last year.

"We know it's a tough competition and that you need a bit of luck but it's a good challenge for us and the club. I'm confident that we can win it again."