"I feel really fit. I'm doing some coaching now but playing is still my priority and nothing will get in the way of that.
"I'd only want to be a manager once my playing days are over. I don't think being a player manager is possible these days."
Speed, who lines up against old club Everton today, is also not afraid to drop himself.
He added: "I said to the backroom guys when the first team was picked in pre-season: 'If you think I shouldn't be in, you've got to say it'.
"If a couple of coaches don't want me in the team, no problem. It's what is best for the team - not for Gary Speed."