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Carragher: 'I was never offered any coaching role by Liverpool'

Former club captain also says he was ‘embarrassed’ at having to train when he wasn’t first-choice.

FORMER LIVERPOOL CAPTAIN Jamie Carragher has revealed that the club made no attempt to retain his services in a coaching capacity once he retired from playing last season.

Speaking to The Anfield Wrap podcast, the 36 year-old, who currently has a multitude of media commitments, admitted it’s now unlikely he will make the move into management.

I was never offered a role by someone else or at Liverpool. I don’t think I’ll ever move home, if I’m honest, so the chances of being a manager or a coach dwindle a bit there as I would’t be moving my family around this country, let alone Europe or whatever. Who knows in the future but I’m enjoying what I’m doing.”

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Carragher also claimed he was ‘embarrassed’ having to train every day despite his lack of involvement with the first team and that his regular role as a substitute contributed to his decision to step away from football.

I told Brendan Rodgers 12 months before the end of that season that I was finishing. I knew I was finishing. I’d had enough of being a substitute. I said to Brendan ‘I understand Agger and Skrtel are your first choice, I want to help you as much as possible as a manager. I wanna play, if I play well obviously I’d love to play, of course’ and I got back into the team which was a brilliant ending for me. But he knew then that I was actually close to jacking it in halfway through the season just because I wasn’t involved. I was embarrassed training every day.”

After 737 appearances for the club, the second-highest in Liverpool history, Carragher’s final game was the top-flight win over QPR in mid-May. In his time at Anfield, he won one Champions League, two FA Cups, three League Cups, one UEFA Cup and two Super Cups.

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