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Ex-Liverpool, Man Utd, Stoke striker Owen eyeing player agency

Michael Owen admits he is not ready to think about becoming a coach now that he has retired from the game.

The 33-year old former Liverpool, Real Madrid, Newcastle United and Manchester United striker pulled the curtain down on his career whilst with Stoke City last season and is now pondering the next stage of his life in football.

Owen insists that management is not something he wants to do just yet and will focus on his interests in being a player agent.

"I would never say never to management and I have taken my first couple of coaching badges already. But it's one of these things you can't go into half-hearted," he told

"It's a job that takes over your life and at this stage I want to do other things.

"With the agency work, I get a real kick out of giving young players advice, watching them develop and hopefully sharing some of my experiences and guiding them through what can be a very tough career.

"It's something I always thought I could do and hopefully change the opinion some people have of agents.

"It's a profession that doesn't always have a great reputation, but I want to do things properly and do everything I can to help young players get the very most out of their careers."

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