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24 February 2015

Town skipper exclusively reveals that he is planning to become a manager when he finishes playing but is only focusing on Town at the minute

  • Captain reveals future ambitions
  • Speaking exclusively in his programme column 
  • Up against the man who encouraged him to do his coaching badges tonight  

Luke Chambers has exclusively revealed that he would like to become a manager when he finishes playing- but don’t worry Town fans, he isn’t planning on hanging up his boots anytime soon!

The Blues skipper is expected to lead Town out this evening against Gary Rowett’s Birmingham side- who, incidentally, is the man who encouraged him to take his first steps towards his coaching badges.

“Gary is a friend of mine and I actually went on a coaching course with him when I was playing for Forest,” Chambo revealed in his column notes which will be published in tonight’s matchday programme.

“It doesn’t surprise me to see him go into management and it certainly doesn’t surprise me to see him doing so well at Birmingham, as even back then when we did the course together, you could tell that he was taking everything in and he knew what he was doing.

“Having done my coaching badges with Gary and speaking to others in the game, I made my mind up pretty quick that it would be something I’d look at pursuing.

“I want to be a manager when I finish playing, that’s something I’ve thought about and it’s what I want to do.

“I want to stay in the game and I think I’d be suited to a managerial role. I read in the programme recently that I’ve clocked up over 500 games now, so I’ve been in the game long enough to pick up plenty of experience and I think I could have a lot to offer.

“Obviously that’s a long way off for me and my only focus is playing and helping this Club get back into the Premier League- starting with hopefully a return to winning ways tonight.”

You can read the full interview with the captain in his column in tonight’s matchday programme (priced £3) as well as hearing from new recruits Luke Varney and Richard Chaplow, as well as a sit down feature interview with Noel Hunt. The manager also has a message for the fans, whilst Alex Henshall talks about his recovery from injury. 

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