Wayne Rooney wants to join the growing band of young English managers when his playing days are over, not sit in a television studio.
The former England captain's illustrious career as a player is reaching its twilight years.
He will be a couple of months shy of his 35th birthday when his 18-month contract with Derby – which begins at the start of next month – expires.
England and Manchester United's all-time leading goal scorer is taking his first steps into coaching alongside his role as a player at Derby.
He added: "I've always said that when my body tells me I can't do it anymore, then I'll stop playing, but I feel physically good right now.
"When I do stop, it depends what offers are out there. But I'm not going to sit here and lie, any manager wants to manage at the top level and that will certainly be my ambition too."