Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has been given a coaching role at his current club FC Porto two months after suffering from a heart attack in training.

The 2010 World Cup winner was hospitalised after collapsing during practise at the Portuguese club but was discharged 5 days later.

Porto say the decision was taken to ensure  “connection between the players, the coach and management”.

“I will try to do my best to help my team-mates,” Casillas, who was able to report for pre-season on 1 July, said as stated by BBC Sport. 

“The manager talked to me last season when my situation happened and he told me that he wanted me to stay with them, close to the players, near the younger players, because there would be a lot of changes.” he added.

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