Yossi aims for top job

December 8, 2011
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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.

    Last updated: 1:38pm, December 8 2011