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Southampton fullback Bertrand reaffirms football director plans

Southampton fullback Ryan Bertrand has reaffirmed plans to become a director of football when he retires.

Like many, he wants to stay in the game, but where most plot a route into coaching and management, he has his mind set on a different role.

He told Sky Sports: "It mixes a bit of business with my sport and they're both my passions.

"Having the responsibility to say 'yes, I chose these players, I chose them to perform well' and working with a manager and business owner to get the right consistency and the footballing model that's successful on the field, I would take a lot of pride in that."

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