Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has admitted that he would like to try his hand at management when he decides to hang up his boots.
The 29-year-old striker is in the midst of his peak years as a footballer and his current contract with the Red Devils will see him remain at Old Trafford until at least the summer of 2019.
Despite starting his career as a striker, the United and England skipper has become more versatile over the years and now often plays as a number 10.
With an excellent passing range and tenacious side to his game, there is no reason to suggest that Rooney won’t play the latter years of his career in a midfield role similar to former United maestro Paul Scholes.
With his younger days now well behind him, Rooney revealed to the English reporters yesterday that he already has an eye on his future beyond United and cited his interest in management.
"I've always said I would love to go into management. It would be a big call, at this age, to say I wanted to be England manager one day,” he is quoted as saying by The Mirror.
"I would just to get a job somewhere when I finish playing, hopefully, and see how it progresses from there. I would love to go into management."
Rooney has the opportunity to overtake Jimmy Greaves’s 44-goal haul on his milestone 100th cap as England take on Slovenia at Wembley.
Bobby Charlton is currently the England record goalscorer with 49 goals, but it would take a brave man to bet against Rooney breaking that feat in the near future.