Arsenal midfielder Jorginho has admitted he is thinking of taking up a coaching career once he hangs up the boots.
The 31-year-old Italy international has often been seen coaching his Gunners teammates from the sidelines while warming up, and he believes he could end up becoming a manager in the future.
Jorginho is already nearing the twilight of his career and is starting to seriously think about what he will do next once his playing days are over.
“I just can’t hold it,” the Arsenal star said on the Colney Carpool when asked why he is always coaching on the sidelines.
“I want to help somehow when I’m on the sidelines or warming up or from the bench, I just try and help the team somehow.
“Maybe, to be honest, I thought it could maybe be a good option for the future. But I always thought I don’t want to because just playing is already so busy and to be a coach, it is even busier.
“I always thought I didn’t know, but now I get to my age, so maybe I’m changing my mind. I’m enjoying it, it’s nice.”
Jorginho has featured in eight games across all competitions this term, starting twice.
He was linked with an exit during the summer transfer window just some months after he joined Arsenal from Chelsea in January.
The Italian could look to leave if he keeps struggling with playing opportunities going forward, but he remains a key squad player and a positive influence in the dressing room given his huge experience.
William Saliba recently claimed Jorginho has the best football IQ in the Premier League, and the midfielder may have what it takes to succeed as a manager.
He has recorded a great level of success as a player having won the Europa League, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup with the Blues, emerging as the UEFA Player of the Year and making the FIFA FIFPro World11 in 2021.
Jorginho played a key role as Italy won the European Championship in 2021, making the team of the tournament and will now be looking to help Arsenal win the Premier League title after they missed out on it last term.