Although he sees a future in coaching, Cesc Fabregas has ruled out immediate plans to retire following his confirmed departure from Monaco over the weekend.
The 35-year-old was only able to make two league appearances this past season, with ankle and hamstring injuries hampering his ability to see sustained time on the pitch.
Effectively without Fabregas, Monaco finished third in Ligue 1 behind Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille, defeating them both and losing only once in the final 12 games of the season after Niko Kovac’s dismissal in December.
Asked on his desire to eventually coach, Fabregas insisted he wants to end his playing career on the right note first.
“First, I still want to play. I don’t want to end like this,” he told the Ligue 1 website. “It’s been too bad a year to end like this. I want to have fun, to finish with good feelings.
“Nothing is decided, I am listening. I am open to everything. Maybe the level of club will have to drop, but there are teams of a lower level in the Champions League. One thing is clear. I’ll go to a club where I’ll play, where they believe in me.”
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