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Cesc Fabregas is ready to follow in the footsteps of Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira by stepping into management when his playing days come to an end.
The 34-year-old who spent time with both Arsenal and Chelsea either side of three seasons with Barcelona, is currently playing for Monaco in Ligue 1.
The World Cup winner with Spain will be a free agent following the end of the upcoming campaign, and he knows exactly what he wants to do after hanging up his boots.
While his former Arsenal colleague Henry returned to his role as Belgium assistant during their failed Euro 2020 campaign, Vieira is now a Premier League boss with Crystal Palace.
Fabregas told talkSPORT: “It’s something that’s been inside me for a long time, it’s something I’d like to try.
“People tell me I’m crazy because after a long career and so much pressure, going into management is maybe even more pressure!
“It’s something that I like, I want to give it a go. I’m learning, studying, listening from a lot of different people and in football you always keep learning every day so I’m happy about this.”
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One man that Fabregas is sure to look up to is former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, under whom he won the FA Cup during the 2004/05 campaign.
He tweeted when asked about Wenger's biggest strengths earlier this year: “Too many great traits to pick only one.
"The quality of his trainings and the willingness to always attack and play the beautiful football that we all like. One of kind and always with a limited budget.”
Having told Sky Sports News after Wenger left Arsenal: "He's a special man and a special person – full of class, full of integrity and I really wish him all the best.
"Football and myself will miss him so much. It was a sad day when I heard."
Adding: "His philosophy has always been to play beautiful football, take youngsters to another level, bring them up to higher standards and always make them believe they can achieve.
"I can name you so many young players that nobody else in the world believed in, but he did. Then they became world class and they won everything in the game."
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