Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 'Special bond with PSG'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has never been as moved to leave a club as when he bade 'Au revoir' to Paris Saint-Germain in 2016, the Swedish superstar has told L'Equipe.
Ibrahimovic's summer 2012 arrival at PSG sparked a run of four successive Ligue 1 Conforama title wins as his goals — which eventually led to him becoming the club's record goalscorer, a mark recently passed by Edinson Cavani — turned the capital club into French football's most dominant force.
Ibrahimovic is currently at MLS franchise Los Angeles Galaxy, the ninth club of his professional career, and the 37-year-old has played at Barcelona, Juventus, both Milan clubs and Manchester United, but he admitted the end of his four-year stint in the French capital got to him most.
"I've never been as moved as at that moment. I was in tears, my children in my arms, and that evening I showed the world and the French that Zlatan has a big heart," he said, referring to the evening he said goodbye to PSG following two goals in a 4-0 win over FC Nantes.
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"I was very moved, because we had created a fantastic spirit in such a short time and I also felt a special bond. The supporters had been incredible with me and I think it's the only club I've been so moved to leave."
It seems the connection worked both ways as Ibrahimovic claimed he could return to PSG at the end of his playing career to work alongside his friend and former teammate Maxwell behind the scenes at the Parc des Princes.
"At PSG, they want me to work for the club too," Ibrahimovic said before he was asked which role he would take. "To do what I want. Because if I return to PSG, it's to be the boss. I can't go for anything else. The only way to get me to go there is that. There's no other possible position for me. But it's not going to be right now, I'm still a player, and I still want to play. When I have chosen what I want to do, I'll tell the world."