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 former Arsenal, Chelsea and Barcelona star is leaving Monaco on a free transfer when his contract expires, but it was a disappointing end to his time in Ligue 1.
The 35-year-old made just two substitute appearances for Monaco in Ligue 1 last season as his campaign was cut short by injury.
However, it was this disappointing season that encouraged Fabregas to pursue his playing career rather than hang up his boots as he doesn’t want to end his days on the pitch that way.
“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 calls from some of my former coaches over the last two weeks to find out what I wanted to do, to see if I’d like to join them as a coach this summer.
“But this year has been so bad that I can’t deal with it. Not after building this career. I want to keep playing. I’m thankful 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 location 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 teammates I’m no different when it comes to passion for the game.”
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