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Everton captain Coleman: I won't miss football when I retire

Everton captain Seamus Coleman admits he's planning for retirement.

However, he admits he could walk away from the game when the time comes for him to hang up the playing boots.

“I'm doing my coaching badges at the moment and I have enjoyed doing them, but I could easily disappear back to Donegal with the family and not have too much to do with football," he told the Sunday World.

“If that happens, I will miss football, don't get me wrong, because I love it. That love for football has never faded for me through the years.

“I go in every day and I love it. I'm grateful that I am able to work in this profession and I love working hard in training every day.

“Will I go into management? I honestly don't know. I've worked under a lot of great managers, all very different in the way they do things, and you learn something from each one of them.

“If I went into coaching and management, I'd take what I have seen from each of them with me into that job, soak up all the information each one brings, and try to blend it all together for when you become a coach or a manager.

“I see a lot of players saying life after football can be a scary thought, but it doesn't frighten me at all.

“I'm not going to miss the feeling of being a footballer. It won't leave a void in my life. It doesn't scare me at all."

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