Manchester United's legend goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel has revealed he always had a desire to become a manager and that he is now ready to start leading a side.
Schmeichel retired in 2003 after an incredible career where he won 21 titles including five Premier Leagues and a Champions League with the Red Devils, which completed a treble winning season, as well as being a European champion with Denmark.
Throughout his career he also played for Manchester City, Sporting CP and Aston Villa and while he has still been involved in the game as a pundit for the BBC he has now told Danish outlet Spillerforeningen he is ready to be a manager.
He said: "What has always been training in my mind is being the coach or manager.
"In my last active years, I began to take a lot of training courses. But I suddenly also discovered how difficult it might be to be a manager if you are not good enough. Or ready for it."
Schmeichel highlighted the influential experience he gained while working under Kevin Keegan at City and the importance of having a good knowledge about being a manager before taking anything on.
He said: "Kevin Keegan was otherwise one of the so-called biggest and one of the main reasons I went to Manchester City. I would like to see how he worked and learn from him.
"I feel I'm ready and have enough understanding and life experience to be accountable to a group of young players of different talent, background, nationality and ethnicity.
"I'm glad I didn't jump into it because it could have had a number of consequences. So maybe someone might say that maybe I am getting too late into it. But I do not think so."