The ageing midfielder is coming to the end of a stellar career, and has confessed that he would love to coach the side he current plays for.
“I am thinking about my coaching badges now but there is only one club I want to manage,” the England international told The Sun.
“I know it might sound a bit big-headed or selfish but I wouldn’t want to go through ‘showing myself’ with a lower club.
“Although I would never expect to walk into a position such as the Chelsea manager, this is the only club I’d want to manage.
“I’d love to have a crack at it but I’d want to do it well.
“I wouldn’t want the supporters to forget everything I’ve tried to do as a player because I can’t manage the team,” he concluded.
By Gareth McKnight