Former Manchester United and Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov has revealed that he is looking to follow the footsteps of Eric Cantona in entering into movies once he finishes his playing days.
Former United legend Cantona surprised everyone by becoming a Hollywood star after ending his playing days. He was one of the finest players witnessed by Old Trafford and many expected him to enter into football management or even ownership. The Bulgarian striker recently completed the move to Monaco in a deal worth around £ 2 million.
He had been playing at Fulham for the last few seasons, but as with every other club in the past, he appeared lost and disinterested in the last few months. Since joining Monaco, he appears to have found the interest back again. He has contributed for the club since joining in the January transfer window. Even though they are looking unlikely to win the French league title, it will still be a commendable achievement to qualify for the Champions League next season. The 33-year-old, though, does not have a long-time left in football, but he already has lined up a new career.
Berbatov has stated that he has always been a man looking to do different things with his life and this will not be different in the next stage of his career.
“You know, I’ve played the way I play all my life, I try to do different things, beautiful things, to play the game the way I see it and I think I’m doing it pretty well. To have a comparison with Eric Cantona is not fair because he was a great player for Manchester United – the goals he scored, the way he put his collar – he was really cool. And then he goes to movies and I am a big fan of movies as well, so when I finish with football I will definitely try to be part of some movie,” said Berbatov.