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Southampton fullback Ryan Bertrand fancies director role

Southampton fullback Ryan Bertrand admits he fancies a director's role when he retires.

The 30-year-old, who has earned 19 caps for England, is already looking ahead to the future.

"As I've developed more and understand football and the dynamics of it on and off the field, I'd like to go either into a supporting sort of role for players and focus on becoming a director of football," he told Sky Sports News.

"Being involved in the business of sport, the director of football role is very appealing.

"If you take the Man City guys, the people that left Barcelona - the strategy they've put in, the philosophy they've implemented - and to go and replicate that at another club like they've done at City has been amazing, so [I'm] really inspired by that."


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