Former Blackburn star Tugay claims he has been offered a coaching role at Manchester City.
Tugay announced his retirement from playing following the final game of the season against West Brom last month.
The 38-year-old says former Rovers boss Mark Hughes is keen to bring him to Eastlands in a coaching capacity and he is excited at the prospect of moving into coaching.
"I made an agreement with Manchester City and will work as a coach," Tugay told Turkish TV station NTV.
"To work there will be a huge step for me. When I feel strong enough, then I will begin to work as a technical director."