Fowler has managerial ambitions

14 April 2011 11:15
Ex-Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler has told BBC Radio Manchester he wants to end up in management.The 35-year-old has spent the past week as part of the backroom staff at Bury and had a similar stint at MK Dons working with their forwards. [LNB]The Perth Glory frontman said: "I know you can't play forever and being a coach or manager is obviously the next step you take after playing. [LNB]"I want to stay involved in football so this is the next route." [LNB]Fowler has spent the past two seasons playing in Australia's A-League and has verbally committed to Perth for next season, but says when he does go into management he is willing to begin in the lower leagues. [LNB]"I think you're a very, very lucky man if you start right at the top," Fowler said.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] "Like football starting out, you never go straight into the first team. You've got build up through the youth team, reserves and first team so I know it's going to be difficult but it's a challenge I want to take. [LNB]"I know this is what I want to do and if you want to do it, you've got to be prepared to work for it." [LNB]The striker was in the dug-out at Gigg Lane assisting Bury's caretaker manager Richie Barker in the 1-0 win over Burton Albion and was happy to help the managerless League Two side. [LNB]"I spoke to Ryan [Lowe, Shakers striker] and obviously we know each other anyway," he said. [LNB]"It was just a case of coming down here and training and having that little bit of work experience. [LNB]"The fact me being here maybe would benefit the players or help them in anyway, so I was all for that."

Source: BBC_Sport