There’s no doubting the fact that Edin Dzeko is a talented footballer on the pitch. However, he’s now proving to be a star in the classroom as well. Just yesterday it was reported that Dzeko has earned his degree in sports management. Dzeko was awarded the degree from the Sport and Education department at the University of Sarajevo in his native Bosnia and Herzegovina. Dzeko spent three years studying at the university. With the degree Dzeko opens a post playing days career path as a sporting director.
Reports today from calciomercato.com say that Roma could look to seize upon Dzeko’s new accomplishment. According to the site, Roma could look to extend Dzeko’s current contract in order to entice him to stay on once he hangs up his boots. The report states that Roma would like to extend Dzeko for one season to 2021. In order to gain the extra year of contract, Roma could ask Dzeko to take a pay cut from €4.5 to €4.0 annually.
This potential extension would keep Dzeko at Roma past his 35th birthday. At that time, Dzeko would potentially be ready to call it a playing career and transition into Roma’s front office ala Franceso Totti. Roma see Dzeko’s ability to speak Bosnian, Czech, German, English, and Italian as an asset as they build the team brand globally. Roma could havehave some competition from Dzeko’s other team, the Bosnian national team, when he does decide to move to the front office. As the report indicates, the Bosnian FA would like Dzeko to work for them behind the scenes, as well.