Last Updated: Wed, 10 Oct 2012 12:31
Everton veteran Phil Neville has revealed he has big plans to become a manager when he retires from playing.
The former Manchester United and England star, now 35, has a contract at Goodison Park until the end of the current season and may well hang up his boots in the summer if he does not get a new deal.
However, the versatile midfielder insists he wants to stay in the game when he does call it a day and hopes to eventually become a manager.
"The bottom line is, I want to be a coach. I want to be a manager," Neville told the Daily Telegraph.
"That's my love. I spent three days with the England Under 21s over the summer and it was the best three days I've had in football. It inspired me.
"It made my mind up: I want to become a manager, definitely."
Neville says he plans to work to get his coaching qualifications and will hope to follow in his brother Gary's footsteps, who is now an assistant coach at England under Roy Hodgson.
"I'm not going to make the mistake of thinking I can become a manager without having done everything possible beforehand to learn, study and get my badges," he added.
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