Speculation had been rife that the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder would be a candidate for the England job in future however the 35 year old has ruled out any possibility of being in the dugout.
“I’ve got no interest in being a manager, I must admit,” he told Sky Sports News. “It’s not something I’ve ever been interested in. It’s not a passion of mine to be a manager of a football team.
“I’m passionate about the game. I was there (in South Africa), I was wearing the suit. I think people automatically thought I’d be doing that.
“I’m an experienced player who’s been in three World Cups. I spoke to James (Milner), Aaron (Lennon) and Shaun (Wright-Phillips), all the right-sided players. To be honest I spoke to all the players.
“If anything needs saying from the manager that was kind of my role. I enjoyed that.
“Coaching wise, I love coaching kids. I love seeing their faces when they are kicking a ball around. That’s one of the things I love doing, but coaching a team and being a manager I don’t want to do that.”