Here are ten current footballers who are already doing their coaching badges:
1. Kevin De Bruyne (CT)
Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne has already secured his UEFA A coaching license, UEFA's second-highest coaching badge. This means that he is qualified to be a youth team coach or a first-team assistant coach for any team in Europe.
2. Ilkay Gundogan (CT)
Ilkay Gundogan, also a Manchester City player, is known for his sound tactics and great leadership. He is working towards his coaching badges and could potentially become a great manager in the future, especially since he is a student of Pep Guardiola.
3. Oleksandr Zinchenko (Arsenal)
Arsenal's Oleksandr Zinchenko has already obtained his category B diploma in football coaching in Ukraine. He is now qualified to work as an assistant coach for the Ukrainian first team or a head coach for a youth team.
4. Granit Xhaka (Arsenal)
Granit Xhaka is another Arsenal player who is currently working towards his coaching license.
Former Guardiola student Fernandinho, who currently plays for Atletico PR in Serie A, is said to have his own tactics board at home, indicating his interest in coaching.
6. Gael Clichy (Servette FC)
Gael Clichy, who currently plays for Servette FC in the Swiss Super League, has expressed his interest in coaching. He is currently working towards obtaining his coaching badge after working under both Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola.
7. James Milner (Liverpool)
Liverpool's James Milner is also working towards his coaching badges and could potentially join the list of former Liverpool midfielders who transitioned into coaching, including Steven Gerrard.
8. Juan Mata (Manchester United)
Juan Mata, who has worked with Jose Mourinho in both Chelsea and Manchester United, has expressed his interest in obtaining his coaching badges and is also taking a management course.
9. Thiago Silva (Chelsea)
Chelsea's Thiago Silva has also shown an interest in coaching and is currently working towards obtaining his coaching badge.
10. Ainsley Maitland-Niles (Southampton)
At just 25 years old, Southampton's Ainsley Maitland-Niles is the youngest player on the list. However, he has already started working towards his coaching badges, indicating his interest in coaching in the future.
Please leave a comment in the comment section below if you have any player in mind who has a coaching badge and hasn't been mentioned in the list.
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