- Essien, 34, is not looking to follow in the footsteps of his teammates
- According to the former Ghana star he will rather spend time with his family than become a coach
Former Ghana international Michael Essien has disclosed that he holds no ambition of becoming a coach when he eventually retires from football.
According to him, he would rather focus on enjoying some quality time with his family when his playing career finally comes to an end.
Essien has had a glittering club career so far spanning over 15 years, lining up for some of the biggest teams in Europe.
The 34-year-old's stints with Chelsea, AC Milan and Real Madrid means that he has gone through hands of some of the biggest names in the world, including the likes of Jose Mourinho.
However, he believes his future after football lies far away from the technical bench, insisting he will prefer to spend time with his family.
“I don’t know, I don’t think I can be one [a coach]," Essien said.
“Maybe I will just leave football & enjoy time with my family."
The former Liberty Professionals midfielder currently plays for Persib Bandung, after moving to the Indonesian league in January.