EX-MANCHESTER UNITED and Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic has revealed his plan to become a Premier League manager in the future.
The Serbian, 34, left England to join Jose Mourinho at Roma last summer.
And he has featured in all but one of the Serie A side’s league games so far this season.
Yet despite still playing consistently at a high level, Matic is already looking towards life after football.
And he feels management is a path he wishes to embark on when he eventually hangs up his boots.
Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “I’ve already decided I will be a manager one day.
“I’m doing my coaching licence, but at the moment I’m very focused on playing football.
“I feel good, fresh, and I think I still have another couple of years in my legs.
“But for sure, I will be a manager in the Premier League.”
Matic also took the time to praise Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag for the job he has done at Old Trafford this season.
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He said: “I like the way he wants to play, I like the way United are playing.
“They have had some ups and downs and that is normal with a new manager.
“But I’m happy with how they have progressed and I think next season they will fight for the title for sure.”
And he also commented on how he feels Mauricio Pochettino would fair as the new Chelsea boss – with the Argentine set to succeed Graham Potter as the Blues’ new permanent head coach.
The midfielder, who won two Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge, said: “He’s a great manager. He showed at Spurs and PSG that he can play some great football.
“He has experience and I know he’s very professional and a very honest person, so why not?”