The former Manchester United star is willing to advise English football authorities on the way forward.
He said: "Over the last 10 years, it has been swings and roundabouts in Europe. As an Englishman I have been proud of what the English teams have done in the last 10 years. It has been a special moment.
"Just because we have not got a team in the semi-finals this year, it doesn't mean anything. It happens. We are still one of the best, if not the best, league in the world. The teams we've got in our league are some of the best.
"There is also a lot of good work being done in England with grass-roots. If that continues to go on, there are coaches who've had experience in Europe, there are players who've had experience and who are finishing their careers and going into coaching and management and that's going to help again.
"We need to continue to progress. You don't want to sit still, don't want to become complacent in the way we play the game, the way we win competitions.
"We will continue to do that because we have got the grass-roots situation set up. It is about continuing it and progressing.
"I will be involved in football my whole life. I don't think that's ever going to change."