Kaka is “very interested” in returning to Milan as a director, and believes his former club will get back to the top.

The Brazilian midfielder had two spells with the Rossoneri, winning the Ballon d’Or in his first, and has already held talks over a potential return.

“I’d also like to attend the coach training courses in Italy,” Kaka revealed in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.

“Not that I see myself on the pitch, being a Coach, I think I’m more suited to a role behind a desk. But studying at Coverciano would help me complete my education.

“I always follow the team, I haven’t heard from [Coach] Rino Gattuso for a while but I often talk to [CEO Marco] Fassone and the players.

“I talked to [Andrea] Pirlo recently, then in Milan there are Dida and Serginho who are also doing their coaching badges at Coverciano, so I’m always informed.

“The European ban? I hope it doesn’t happen. I hope Milan can play in the Europa League, a right they won on the pitch, and then slowly get back to where they once were.

“It takes time, but it’ll happen. We can’t despair, we can rebuild something important.

“I really like football, now I’m living it from the outside but it’s a necessary step because I’m preparing for a new phase.

“I’m very interested in going back to Milan. I don’t know when, but it’ll happen. I hope it will happen soon, because Milan is a little bit of home for me.

“I feel that we can start again, and I think Milan can do it soon. To the fans I’d say: ‘be patient, another story will start soon’.

“It would be nice to work for Milan again in some capacity.”

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Football Italia staff