Former AC Milan fullback Massimo Oddo intends to stay in football.

The right-back announced his retirement from playing at the end of the 2011-12 campaign, his 20th in the game, after suffering relegation with Lecce.

"At the moment I'm studying for the licence to become a Coach or a sporting director," the veteran told Radio Sei.

"My future on the field? If something intriguing should come along then I might reconsider, but at 36 it is not easy."