Sergio Aguero to be offered Man City job after early retirement from heart issue

Manchester City will offer Sergio Aguero an ambassadorial role with the club after his early retirement from a heart issue, according to reports.

The Etihad legend was forced to call time on his playing career last month at the age of 33 due to a heart condition.

Aguero, who signed for Barcelona in the summer, experienced chest pain and breath difficulties during a 1-1 draw with Alaves in October and was taken to hospital after leaving the pitch clutching his chest.

After being diagnosed with a cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), the Argentine made the difficult decision last month to announce his retirement from the game.

With Aguero still unsure about his next move, City are keen to get their legendary forward back on the payroll, possibly in an ambassadorial capacity, say The Sun.

Pep Guardiola's Premier League champions currently have 1968 title winner and fellow club hero Mike Summerbee as an ambassador.

A number of other more recent stars, including Joleon Lescott, Shaun Wright-Phillips and Micah Richards, also hold duties with them.

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Where Aguero would fit in has yet to be established, but the man who in 2012 brought home City's first league title in 44 years would no doubt have a big part to play in selling the club all over the world.

City already announced last year that they will erect a statue of their all-time record goalscorer, who netted 260 goals in 390 games for the club following his move from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

That looks set to be unveiled in the summer and positioned alongside monuments to his fellow former team-mates David Silva and Vincent Kompany.

Aguero is currently enjoying some well-earned downtime in his native Argentina after announcing his premature retirement from the game on December 16.

In a teary statement confirming his decision, he said: "This press conference is to communicate that I've decided to stop playing soccer. It's a very hard moment but I'm at peace with the decision I made.

"It's a decision that I made to preserve my health. It's what the doctors said to me, that it would be better to stop playing. I made the decision around 10 days ago.

"I'm very proud of my career, it was a dream come true. I just wanted to be a professional player and never thought that I would play in Europe."

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