Zlatan Ibrahimovic loves a prank almost as much as scoring a goal.
The Paris Saint-Germain star is gaining a reputation for his hilarious banter to go alongside his incredible footballing talents.
Earlier in the season, whilst sitting on the PSG bench, he pretended that a player was seriously injured on the pitch motioning for the physio to quickly run on and treat him.
The medical staff panicked before seeing the Swede’s smirk and realising he was only pulling their leg.
And then last month, whilst in the dugout again. Ibrahimovic decided to entertain himself by balancing a boot on the head of his coach.
Watch these two pranks here:
But it’s not just on the bench that Ibrahimovic enjoys having a laugh.
Outside of football, Ibrahimovic has launched his own Swedish drinks brand: Vitamin Well and the enigmatic forward decided he’d pay a visit to his headquarters to conduct an interview with a potential employee.
It all gets a bit awkward when the interviewee - Phillip - crumbles in front of one of the greatest footballers in the world.
Ibrahimovic doesn’t hold back either and quizzes him on his product, leaving poor Phillip red-faced when he doesn’t know the answers.
One answer he does know the correct answer to - well correct in Ibrahimovic’s eyes - is to the question: “Who is your favourite football player?”
After a few seconds of debating in his head whether he’ll say Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, Phillip sensibly opts for Ibrahimovic which will surely stand him in good stead for the job at his company.
Watch the awkward interview here:
Now, we’re sure that this wasn’t the actual interview that Philip had to undergo and he was bound to be given a proper chance to show off his skills. Once he’s composed himself, that is.
Even if he doesn’t get the job, having a two-minute chat with Ibrahimovic will be something he will never forget.
Future of Ibrahimovic
The future of Philip’s career may be unclear and so too is the future of Ibrahimovic.
The Swede’s contract expires in France at the end of the season and there will be plenty of major European clubs interested in signing him, despite being 34-years-old.
That’s because he’s scored an incredible 23 goals in 22 matches in Ligue 1 this season and he will still feel he can compete at the top level for at least another year.
Last month, Ibrahimovic appeared to open the door to a move to the Premier League after telling English reporters: "I have another three months here and, then, what will happen? Big things will happen."
Asked whether that meant a move to England he said: "Let's just say I am in good shape."
Ibrahimovic will be in England this week, not to sign a contract but to play against Chelsea in the Champions League last-16 second-leg.
PSG lead the Blues 2-1 after the first leg in Paris with Ibrahimovic scoring the opening goal of the tie from a free-kick.
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