Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has revealed his plans to become a manager when his playing days come to an end. The England international will undergo the required coaching badges next season, and feels working with so many managers will help him succeed, reports Sky
The veteran striker, 34, has no immediate plans to retire as a player, but wants his transition from player to coach to be seamless. He will work on his badges next season as a result, and is hoping his vast playing experience with a host of clubs and under a lot of differing managers will hold him in good stead in his coaching career.
Crouch has played for Tottenham Hotspur, Dulwich Hamlet, IFK Hassleholm, Queens Park Rangers, Portsmouth, Aston Villa, Norwich City, Southampton, Liverpool, and Stoke City. He’s represented England in a five year period under multiple managers.
The 34-year-old striker still feels he has the ability to play on for a few more years, and will be taking all the steps to learn as much as he can from his time under Mark Hughes at Stoke before going it alone. He was quoted as saying: “I’m going to start doing my badges next year but I feel as fit as I have been and I’m loving playing here. I want to continue playing for a good few years yet but when that day comes I want to go into coaching or managing.”
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