Yossi Benayoun insists he is ready to snub a move back to Israel in a bid to secure a managerial position in England.
The Arsenal midfielder, who scored his first European goal for the club during the recent 3-1 Champions League defeat by Olympiakos, is already contemplating life after football.
"At the end of my playing career, I'm thinking of moving into some sort of management role, " he told Israel's FM 103 Radio,
"I won't end my career in Israel. My plan is to carry on working in football.
"Even after I retire from playing, I will do everything to make it happen here (in England)."
Israel captain Benayoun, 31, is currently on a season-long loan at Arsenal and is contracted to Chelsea until 2013.