‘I’d love to’ - Kieran Trippier hints at shock Newcastle United role following retirement

A career at Newcastle United could still await Kieran Trippier when he hangs up his boots in the coming years

Kieran Trippier has revealed he wants to become a coach once his playing days are over.

Currently injured with a calf problem, the right-back is not expected to feature against his former club Burnley later today. Trippier has been instrumental to Newcastle United’s turnaround under Saudi-backed ownership.

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As the first player to take the leap of faith, the right-back paved the way for others to join the post-takeover revival. He has also served as on-field captain for most of his time on Tyneside.

However, Trippier has missed the last seven Premier League games through injury. Turning 34 in September and with Tino Livramento breathing down his neck, he knows his playing days are approaching their final furlong.

The England international hinted at a career on the touchline once he hangs up his boots - although as a No.2 rather than the main man. Trippier told TNT Sports: “I think I’d love to go into coaching. I don't think as a manager, (there is) too much pressure.

“I would like to be a coach because I feel like with everything that I've experienced in my career, I feel like I've got a lot to give back, and try and help especially young players develop.

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“Instead of taking different attributes from different managers, I think I want to be my own person. But of course, I've learned a lot from different styles of managers, which is always key.”

Trippier also insisted Eddie Howe has the ingredients to become a world-class manager. The duo linked up at Burnley before reuniting on Tyneside a decade later. 

"He (Howe) plays aggressive football, is brave and gives his players the freedom to express themselves,” Trippier added. “The best thing about Eddie Howe is his man management. So, he's got all the attributes to be a world-class manager.”

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