Cesc Fabregas has revealed that he wants to become a soccer coach one day in an exclusive conversation with talkSPORT.
The midfielder has enjoyed a brilliant career so far, having played for some of Europe’s biggest clubs under the direction of the world’s best coaches at Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea.
He won two league titles (Premier League and LaLiga), two FA Cups as well as the Copa del Rey, which is the Spanish version of the competition.
Fabregas has also enjoyed huge success with the Spanish national team, having been part of their teams that won the 2010 World Cup, as well as Euro 2008 and Euro 2012.
He currently works at the French club Monaco but at 34, he will soon think of hanging up his crampons.
And during a conversation with Darren Bent for his Boot Room show, Fabregas admitted he had some thoughts on what he was going to do next.
Cesc Fabregas honors
Arsenal: FA Cup, Community shield
Barcelona: Liga, Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, Super Cup, Club World Cup
Chelsea: Premier League x2, FA Cup, League Cup
Spain: World Cup 2010, Euro 2008, Euro 2012
Individual: Under-17 World Cup Golden Ball, FIFA Under-17 World Cup Golden Boot, European Under-17 Championship Golden Player,
Bravo Award, Golden Boy, UEFA Team of the Year x2, Premier League Player of the Month x2, Arsenal Player of the Season x2, PFA Young Player of the Year, PFA Team of the Year x2, European Sports Media Team of the year x3, European Championship Team of the Tournament x2, FIFA FIFPro World XI 5th team
On the prospect of becoming a coach, Fabregas said: “It’s something that has been in me for a long time, it’s something that I would like to try.
“People tell me I’m crazy because after a long career and so much pressure, getting into management means maybe even more pressure!
“It’s something I love, I want to try. I learn, I study, I listen to a lot of different people and in football you still continue to learn every day so I’m happy about that.
There is no doubt that along the way he will have picked up something, having played under Arsene Wenger when he broke through at Arsenal and later played for childhood hero Pep Guardiola at Barcelona.
He also worked with Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte at Chelsea.
Fabregas said earlier this year that he did not plan to step down just yet, insisting he would see his contract with Monaco, which expires in June 2022.