French footballer of Armenian descent Youri Djorkaeff has said he would like to head the Armenian national team one day, sport.segodnya.ua reports.
“It would be nice if I occupied that position one day. It would be an interesting adventure,” he said.
A World and European Champion, Djorkaeff has earned 275 million Euros during his lifetime.
Djorkaeff won the Cup Winners’ Cup with Paris Saint-Germaine in 1996 and the UEFA Cup with Internazionale in 1998. He accumulated 82 caps and scored 28 goals for France.
Besides the two major tournaments (the 1998 FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Euro 2000), Djorkaeff also played for his country in UEFA Euro 1996 and the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
He retired from football on 29 October 2006, after being sidelined in the second leg of the MLS Eastern Conference semi-finals because of an ankle injury.
Djorkaeff released a singing single called “Vivre dans Ta Lumière”, translated to “Living in Your Light” from French.
On 15 November 2012 Djorkaeff hosted Phone-a-thon for Armenian charity held in Europe. The Phoneathon benefits the construction of community centers in villages throughout Artsakh and comprehensive agricultural development in Armenia’s Tavush Region. In addition, a part of the proceeds will be dedicated to providing urgent aid to the Syrian-Armenian community.
Today Djorkaeff lives in New York with his family. In 2013 the MediaMass magazine named Djorkaeff the richest man in French football.