Nicola Legrottaglie has extended his contract with Catania until 2014 and would like to stay on further at the club in another capacity.
The 36-year-old is in his second season with the club and revealed he can see himself as either a director or a coach once his playing days come to a close.
Speaking to TMW, the former Milan and Juventus centre-back said he was “very happy” at the Stadio Angelo Massimino and wants to play for as long as he can.
“We surpassed ourselves and on a personal level I achieved two records in two years with Catania,” he said.
“I’m the highest-scoring Catania defender ever and the most prolific defender still in activity.
“After 2014 I will try to evaluate things one year at a time. Considering the way I feel now, I think I could still continue playing well.
“I have been clear with the club that as long as I am a player, I will continue to focus on the field and play every game that I can.”
In terms of staying in a non-playing capacity, Legrottaglie said he was keen to pass on his knowledge and expertise, if the club could find a role for him.
“We’ll see about the future, but I’d like to be a director or a coach,” he confirmed.
“The doors are open and if someone, hopefully Catania, will allow me to work with my principles then I’d be happy to transmit them to others.”