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Gundogan reveals plans to go into coaching after retirement

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Man City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan already has one eye on the future and has revealed he could go into management after retiring.

Ilkay Gundogan is eager to share his football knowledge with others when he decides to hang up his boots.

The German is one of the few players to have played under Jurgen Klopp, Thomas Tuchel, and now Pep Guardiola.

At the moment, Gundogan is currently enjoying the most prolific spell of his entire career. He is scoring for fun right now.

Put into context, he has the most goals of any player in Europe’s top-five leagues since the start of 2021. His tally of nine goals this year also means he has the same league goals as the entire Liverpool squad since January.

City currently find themselves seven points clear at the top of the Premier League. Gundogan’s recent performances have no doubt played a key role in that.

The 30-year-old was Guardiola’s first signing at the Etihad stadium. He has been part of two Premier League triumphs to go with.

Having played under the best of the best with respect to coaches, Gundogan says he is also considering management after his playing career ends.

“Some time ago, I asked around for some information on how the procedure would work if I were to take a trainer’s license one day. In that sense, it’s more than just a thought,” he told Goal and SPOX.

“But how I would like to orient myself then, my thoughts are not yet that far.”

“The fact is that with Pep, Klopp and Thomas Tuchel, I’ve had pretty much the best coaches in club football so far. You learn a lot and think about how you can pass on this knowledge after your career.”

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