Former Gers defender Carlos Cuellar says he intends to go into football management, as quoted by the Scottish Herald.

The 38-year-old has now retired [Daily Record], after turning out for four Israeli clubs in three years.

Cuellar lets fly in a league match against Aberdeen. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He’s not looking for a long stint out of the game, though. Instead, the exploits of his former teammates have inspired him to get him into coaching.

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Rangers hero Carlos Cuellar keen on managerial career

“I have started my coaching courses. I would like to stay in football and be a manager some day,” said Cuellar, as quoted by the Scottish Herald. “It’s quite inspiring to see what Steven Gerrard has done, plus a lot of the players I played with in Spain have become managers or coaches.”

 

“The problem for me is that I kept playing until I was quite old and now I have start from the beginning. I hope in few years I will get there.”

The Spaniard celebrates winning the Scottish Cup alongside Ally McCoist. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Verdict

Cuellar was a hugely popular figure despite only spending the 2007/08 season at Ibrox. During that campaign, he was a rock at the back, helping the Gers to the Scottish Cup, the League Cup and to the UEFA Cup final.

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He was prized away for a huge fee by Aston Villa in summer of 2008 [Transfermarkt], but he’s still fondly remembered for his contributions and returned to Glasgow to play in the Legends fixture against Liverpool on Saturday.

It’s exciting to hear that he’s looking to stay involved in the game, and considering the vast experience he built up during a 19-year club career that saw him play in four different countries, he has plenty of knowledge to pass on.

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