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AC Milan's Kalac interested in coaching

AC Milan goalkeeper Zeljko Kalac has expressed interest in coaching when his playing days are over. The former Socceroo says his experience would hold him in good stead in a coaching role and he is keen to pursue a role when his contract at Ac Milan is up.

Kalac has plans to acquire the coaching certificates required so he is ready to go when his contract expires at the end of next season.

"I have a wealth of experience to offer a club and with the league hopefully expanding to 12 teams in 2010, there might be an opening there for me somewhere," he said.

"I know all about the coaching techniques and training drills they do at Milan, which after all is one of the best clubs in the world.

"I think players would enjoy the way we do things here and I'd love to take back what I've learned to the A-League. I think being the type of person I am, coaching would really suit me.

"I think over the next few years you will also see the likes of Craig Moore and Kevin Muscat looking to get into coaching once their careers are over," he added.

"We've all been there and done it and I think players will respect that and be happy to learn from the likes of us.

"Obviously it's a small league in terms of numbers but I'd like to think with new teams coming in somebody would take a chance and let me show what I can do - maybe in a partnership with somebody like Tony Popovic."

Andrew Slevison
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