Clint Hill is willing to put a fledgling coaching career on hold if QPR offer him a further one-year playing deal on his current contract.
The Rangers stalwart is facing the uncertain like a pile of his team-mates at Loftus Road come the end of this campaign, but the 37-year-old insists he has the legs to a plug a Rangers gap when needed next term.
Hill was the player smart enough to be on his own goalline at Cardiff on Saturday to clear a last-minute effort trickling towards goal, and after initially filling in for Grant Hall, says he wants to play on even if it stalls his future on a touchline.
“I’m up to my A’ licence which enables me to manage at Championship level and I will be working towards my pro-licence in maybe the next year to 18 months,” Hill explained.
“So it is something I want to get my teeth into. I never thought I would be playing up to this age and feeling this good, so that has put the coaching bit on the side for the moment.
“But as for a deal, as a player, coach or player-coach at QPR, that is not up to me.
“It is up to the club to deem what they want to give me. If there is a role for me like that then absolutely fantastic as coaching is something I really want to do when I do finish.”