Former Derby County, Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City midfielder Robbie Savage has said that he is looking to get into management in the near future.
Former Derby County, Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City player Robbie Savage has said that he is keen to start a career in management soon.
Speaking to FourFourTwo, Savage said that he is looking to press on in a career in management, as he looks to build on his experience as a manager of an Under-13s side. The Welshman has said that he is hoping to follow in the footsteps of a new generation of managers such as Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard.
“The older I get, and the more experience I’ve picked up as a pundit, listening to the experience of ex-managers, I probably will apply for a job eventually,” Savage said.
“I manage an under-13s side now and it’s something I’ve had a taste of.
“If you can manage a grassroots side with parents, managing at that level when you’ve got parents on to you all the time, I’m not saying it’s going to be easier, but I’m a people person.
“Any level. Listen, I’m not a Frank Lampard or a Steven Gerrard where I can walk into it – I don’t mean walk into it, because Steven was at Liverpool under-18s.
“But when you see legends like (Paul) Scholesy and Sol Campbell starting at Oldham and Macclesfield – I know Scholesy’s left now – I don’t think any manager has a given right to walk into a fantastic job. I’m prepared to start at any level.”
Savage brought an end to his playing career in 2011 while playing for Derby County after a near 20-year career. After starting out with Manchester United, the midfielder went on to play for Crewe and Leicester before spending three years at both Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers.