English Premiership

Crouch considering coaching after retirement

2016-06-09 22:20
Peter Crouch (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has admitted he may consider venturing into coaching once his playing days are over.

The lanky former England international concedes he never really thought of coaching and always believed he would go into media after retiring. However, now that he is in the process of obtaining his UEFA B coaching license, Crouch is weighing up his options.

"Being a coach or manager? You never know," the 35-year-old told Sky Sports. "I've done little bits and pieces in the media but this is my first taste of coaching and I've really enjoyed it.

"I had been thinking of doing more media work when I retire but this course has made me have a re-think. It's opened my eyes a little bit.

"When you just go to training every day, you just worry about being a player. This is totally different, but I've learnt a lot. 

"It's very intense but the coaches have wonderful knowledge and they are passing all that on. I really feel I am getting something out of it.

"I've been fortunate to play under some really good managers. I've picked up a lot of experience so maybe I would take a bit from all those great bosses."

The former Southampton striker has an incredible scoring record at international level, with 22 goals in 42 appearances in his five years with the Three Lions squad.

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