Fletcher keen on coach role

Fletcher: Wants to coach Cherries

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Bournemouth striker Steve Fletcher is hopeful he will return to coaching in the not-so-distant future.

Fletcher stood down as assistant manager at the Cherries earlier this term following discussions with chairman Eddie Mitchell but he is keen to land a similar role at the Dorset club with his long playing career coming to an end.

"I went to being back as a player and it wasn't something that happened overnight. There's always politics behind everything. The chairman and I spoke about it and we both decided it was the best thing for the club at the time," he said.

"I want to be back involved as soon as possible. I want to stay at the club. I've been here 19 years and I want to stay and I'll be speaking to the chairman in the next couple of weeks to talk about that.

"I found it a little bit difficult to start with but when I got back in the squad and being a part of it again I knew it was the right decision.

"I'm not at the age where I've got be looking forward to my future. I'm lucky that I've still got another year on my contract that will take me into my forties but I realise I can't go on forever."