Arsenal left-back Kieran Tierney has not yet decided if he will make the jump into coaching when he hangs up his boots as a player.
The player no doubt still has more than a few years to go in his playing career. After all, he is only 23-years-old. He could have at least a decade playing at the top level left in his career.
However, that hasn’t stopped him thinking about what he might do when he eventually stops playing football. As it stands though, he isn’t sure if he will make the move into coaching.
“So far away”
“I have thought about it, but it’s hard to say with it being so far away” he said.
“It’s not crossed my mind to do any coaching badges or anything like that yet. Some of the older players talk about it, and doing the qualifications, it’s probably something you think more about when you get over 30. But before that it’s all about your playing career” Tierney mused.
Will eventually return to Scotland
The player did admit though that he will return to Scotland when his playing days have come to an end.
“When I finish playing I’ll be back in Scotland. I’ll be back there doing something anyway. I’ll definitely live in Scotland when I finish playing, 100%, I miss it every day.”
Currently, Tierney is out of action with a leg injury. Arsenal are in action this week in the Europa League, with a game against Benfica on Thursday night. Only time will tell if the Scotland man makes his return for Arsenal in that game.