Richard Dunne will kiss goodbye to football in all its forms when he hangs up his boots.
The 34-year-old defender won a year’s extension after his 30th game in hoops long before Rangers won a place in Saturday week's Championship play-off final.
But the Irish international, fresh from a starring role in Monday’s 2-1 win over Wigan that got them to Wembley, told Get West London that after his last match, that’s that as far as football is concerned.
“It’s not an industry I want to stay in,” he said. “It’s something you do for 20 years, and there’s plenty more to do in the world. If you go into coaching it’s even more time away at the end of the season, and I don’t want that.
“Have I got ideas about what I want to do? Plenty, but nothing concrete at the moment.”
Dunne surprised everyone including his manager when he reached 30-up in the 1-0 defeat to Charlton at the end of February to trigger a new deal.
Harry Redknapp added: “We thought Richard would be good for us in spells, but he played nearly every game, which is why we needed to give him a break at the end of the season.”
The former Aston Villa player also reckoned he kept going through a groin strain earlier in the campaign for fear it would make it worse if he stopped.
“The more you rest a groin strain the less better it becomes, surprisingly," he explained. "It was a question of getting the balance right by doing the training that kept me going and something that would have stopped me whether I liked it or not.”