Bayer Leverkusen chief Rudi Voller believes veteran midfielder Michael Ballack has what it takes to pursue a coaching career.
The 35-year-old decided to leave the Bundesliga side when his contract expired in June, but has been unable to find a new club.
The former Chelsea playmaker was linked with a number of sides from the MLS, China and Australia, but he remains unattached.
Bayer Leverkusen general manager Rudi Voller states that player should start thinking about a coaching career.
“He has the capability and intelligence to be a coach,” Voeller said to Sport Bild newspaper, while revealing he had suggested Ballack “get his badges” at the end of the last season.
Michael Ballack has spent most of his career at Bay Arena, while also playing for Bayern Munich and Chelsea, among other clubs.
The player went on to make more than 400 league appearances during the course of his career, scoring 94 goals in the process.