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Burnley veteran Alexander sees future in management

Burnley veteran Graham Alexander fancies management when he retires.

Alexander may have just turned 38 and is one of the oldest men to have played and scored in top-flight football, but he has no plans to use his coaching badges just yet.

"I want to go into coaching or managing at some stage," Alexander told the People. "I have done the A and B licence and I can't see me being happy anywhere other than in the football arena. But I don't want anyone to think of me as a player-coach for a while yet.

"I have played from the bottom to the top and on the international scene, so I have seen the full picture.

"It makes you appreciate what you've got. I have seen all sides of the game - and people go out of it in their early twenties in the lower leagues.

"I've still got mates from my Scunthorpe and Luton days who are out of football. Some are the same age as me and retired. I know the majority don't go on this long."



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