Luka Modric reveals plans for future as he turns 38

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Veteran midfielder Luka Modric will turn 38 on Saturday, as his playing career draws near to an end.

Already, this season, Modric has seen reduced game time at the Los Blancos, having only started one game.

Modric has now revealed his intention to go into coaching after his playing career is over.

“I’ll be 38 on Saturday. That’s fantastic,” Luka Modric said in his interview with Croatian outlet Sporstke Novosti.

Modric continued: “If someone had told me 10 years ago that I’d still enjoy football and everything it brings: training, meeting my teammates, the support of the fans, I honestly wouldn’t have believed them.”

He went on: “The only thing I know is I want to stay in football. Which role? I’ve not yet come up with an idea.

“I’ve enrolled in the Academy of Coaches and I hope to finish it in Croatia.”

Modric has spent the last 11 years at Real Madrid, and has been very successful within that timeframe, winning five Champions League titles.