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Exclusive: Valencia youth coach Angulo open to Italy, England move

Valencia legend Miguel Angel Angulo has revealed he has aspirations to manage in senior football.

The attacking midfielder had a storied career over 13 years at the Mestalla, in which he would make 434 appearances for the club. Angulo retired from playing in 2009 after a season in Portugal with Sporting Lisbon.

He was thrust back to Valencia in 2015 when Gary Neville needed a well-known face to help him out in what would be a disastrous spell in the Mestalla dugout. The former Manchester United captain would last barely three months in the job.

Despite Neville's failure, Angulo's reputation remained intact and he was appointed as Valencia's U17 coach in 2017.

The former Spain international was then promoted last July to take over the U19 side.

At only the age of 43, he has a long career in management ahead of him, and speaking to Tribalfootball.com, Angulo said he would be open to moving abroad to further his development.

"Yes, I have lots of ambitions but I'm not really in a rush. I would rather grow, little by little, in the world of management," said Angulo.

"I don't know if it will be in Valencia or England or Italy but I would like to go up the categories and also try to win titles too."

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