Cesc Fabregas intends to continue playing after leaving Monaco this summer, although he says he has been approached by some former coaches to see if he is interested in starting his own coaching career.
The 35-year-old made just two substitute appearances for Monaco in Ligue 1 over the last season as injury scuppered his campaign.
However, it was this disappointing season that has encouraged Fabregas to continue his playing career rather than hang up his boots, not wishing to end his days on the pitch in this manner.
‘My contract expires next June, and I’m looking for a fresh start. My head needs a fresh start elsewhere,’ Fabregas told So Foot.
‘To be honest, I’ve already had two or three phone calls in the past two weeks from some of my former coaches to find out what I wanted to do, to see if I wanted to join them this summer as a coach.
‘But this year has been so bad that I can’t finish on that. Not after building this career. I want to keep playing. I’m grateful for the career I’ve had, but I don’t feel like it’s over.
‘I’m open to anything, I just want to have fun. The place doesn’t really matter, it’s more my head that counts. When I’m fit I feel really good, when I’m training with my team-mates I don’t feel any different when it comes to passion for the game.’
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