Dugout destiny

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel told Goals on Sunday that he is considering moving into football management.

Last Updated: 19/08/13 at 08:46 Post Comment

Schmeichel has worked heavily in the media, in Denmark and England, since retiring from football in 2003. But he says he is now ready to move into management in England if the right opportunity arises.

The former Denmark goalkeeper, who made almost 300 appearances for Manchester United between 1991 and 1999, is currently doing his coaching badges with an eye on moving into the dug-out.

Asked why he had not gone into coaching before, Schmeichel said: "It is just the way it all panned out. As soon as I retired I started to do a lot of media work. I ended up doing my own TV programme in Denmark for many, many years and football just went further and further away.

"At some point you realise your life if football and you might just want to go back in. I am doing my badges and I am kind of looking at may be going into management but I am not overly keen at going in at any club and doing anything, just being a steward at a club. So I am thinking about moving back into football.

"I have been away from football for a long, long time so the question is do I want to just go in anywhere or do I look for the right job; the right opportunity with the right club and the right chairman doing the same thing as I want to do.

"I just don't want to be like a steward sat there looking after a team for two years and then someone else comes in. I want to develop teams, may take them from lower divisions to the next step, to have fun with it.

"There are not too many jobs out there where you have the time to really have fun with it and develop it."

Only England

Schmeichel won 129 caps for Denmark, winning the European Championships with them in 1992, and still spends a lot of time in his homeland but when it comes to football, he insists he would only considering managing in England.

"I am addicted to English football," he said. "I have been addicted to English football for all of my life. It is the only place in the world that I would work. I consider the Premier League to be the best league by a long, long way. From what we have seen on the opening day yesterday I have not been disappointed."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Premier League: Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool will move on without Luis Suarez

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists there is no bad blood between the club and the outgoing Luis Suarez.

Transfer news: Liverpool appear to be close to completing a deal for Loic Remy

Liverpool are closing in on the signing of Loic Remy with the French forward reportedly having his medical in Boston.

Manchester United still global giant and prepared to spend big insists Ed Woodward

Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward says the club is prepared to break transfer records, if necessary.

Mail Box

Anyone But Rooney. Or Baines. Or Hart.

There isn't a great deal of excitement in the Mailbox regarding England's potential new captain, but we have good stuff on Gerrard's development and a one club man team...

Goodbye Patrice And Farewell Steven...

Man United fans say a fond farewell to Patrice Evra in the mailbox while there are also thoughts on Steven Gerrard's retirement from England duty. Plus, some rare cricket bantz...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property