Former Scotland international Graham Alexander has expressed his desire to forge a new career as a coach at Preston.
The 40-year-old, who has amassed more than 1,000 professional appearances over 22 seasons, took temporary charge of North End following Phil Brown's departure earlier this season, and has continued to work alongside new boss Graham Westley.
Speaking to BBC Radio Lancashire, Alexander said: "Obviously my playing days are over and I just want to get on with the other side of my career, which is helping players to improve and helping to win games.
"I've had a taste of it for the last three or four months and I've enjoyed every single minute of it.
"Hopefully that will continue at Preston. I don't have to go on record to say how much the club means to me."