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Ex-Man City fullback Clichy reveals coaching ambitions

Former Arsenal and Manchester City defender Gael Clichy admits he has coaching plans in retirement.

Clichy has just helped Istanbul Basaksehir win the Turkish league title.

The former France international spent 14 years playing in England and he suggested he would be keen to return there as a player before he looks to take his career in a different direction.

"I think I still have two years in the legs, but the years spent with Pep Guardiola made me want to become a coach," Clichy said. "I am going to give it a go because I love the way he conducts himself as manager.

"I want my three years here in Turkey, I've liked that I could be important to players around me.

"(After that) England is an option and staying in Turkey is an option. England is a place I love, but I call it home and coming back home would be great for my family and me."

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