Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher eyes coaching role



Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher admits he is interested in making the switch to the dugout once he hangs up his boots.

At the age of 31, however, the West Brom captain insists he still has plenty to offer on the pitch.

(Pic: Gordon Flood)
Fletcher has been an ever-present for West Brom this season (Pic: Gordon Flood)


Baggies manager Tony Pulis has already tipped the former Manchester United player to make the transition, saying:”Hopefully Darren is one of those who will go into coaching, he has the right genes to be a good coach and manager.”

And the 70-times capped Fletcher admits he would be keen to stay involved in the game when he eventually retires from playing.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Fletcher said: “Who knows? It’s something I’ve always thought about. Coaching really appeals to me and the progression into management.

“It’s something you think about but more importantly my thinking is on being a player just now and I’m enjoying every minute of my football, and I’m hoping it goes on as long as possible.”

Fletcher, who moved to West Brom at the start of the year after winning four Premier League titles at Old Trafford, added: “My goals are different know but challenges are always there.

“Finishing as high as we can, can we get into a cup final, can we get into Europe?

“I’d like to do things at West Brom that haven’t been done before, or haven’t been done for a while.”