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​Francis hoping to end career with Bournemouth

Bournemouth player Steve Francis is hoping that he can end his career with the club.

While Francis is not looking to retire in the immediate future, he does know the day is coming. And he wants to be prepared.

The player is already looking into his coaching licenses, and he hopes that Bournemouth will be his last club.

Francis spoke to the Daily Echo and said: "We have been quite fortunate because when you do level two or UEFA B, you normally have to do it over 10 days in the summer and you are sitting in a classroom.

"Mike has come here to do a lot of the sessions so we are killing two birds with one stone. It means we can get it done during the season rather than take it out of our summer which is quite a short break.

"I am at a great age to do it as I am focusing on the next chapter in my career after playing.

"I think the other lads would agree that it makes you look at the game differently as well. I am not necessarily saying it improves you but it certainly makes you think differently and can only help."

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