Former Ghana midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has expressed his readiness to become a scout for Udinese in Africa.
Badu, 30, last week retired from international football after failing to earn a call-up into the Ghana national team for the past three years.
The former Berekum Arsenal star barely played over the past year, after being hospitalised last summer with a pulmonary embolism – blood clot in his lungs.
This, the former FIFA U-20 winner has said he won’t necessarily play on for long and is already considering his post-retirement options.
“Coaching is an option but I would love to be a scout for a club. If I can be a scout for Udinese in Africa, it will be very wonderful,” he told Joy FM in an interview.
“I have a good relationship with the Udinese so I can speak to them and see how it goes. I know a lot of coaches in a lot of clubs.”
“Coaching is my second option. I am not ready to be a CEO of a club because I don’t have experience in that level.”
Badu scored the winning sudden death penalty on 16 October 2009 in the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup Final against Brazil. The penalty made Ghana the first African nation to win the FIFA U-20 World Cup.
He registered 11 goals in 78 appearances for the Black Stars of Ghana.