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Rosenior's Praise For Supportive Albion Staff

By Kieran Cleeves • 09 June 2018

Departing Brighton & Hove Albion defender Liam Rosenior, who is keen to one day move into football management, thanked the club’s coaching staff for their support during his spell on the south coast.

The 33-year-old’s contract runs out at the end of June, and he gave a special mention to a number of Albion’s past and present coaching staff, as he continued his education off the field over the past three years.

He said, “I have to thank the manager [Chris Hughton], Jon Morling, Ian Buckman, Simon Rusk, Paul Trollope, and even Colin Calderwood and Nathan Jones, they’ve all helped me in one way or another.

“The manager has been amazing, he gave me time to study my Pro License, and there aren’t many managers that would do that for players. I can’t thank him enough for that.

“The academy staff have been amazing, they’ve allowed me to develop as a coach and learn underneath them.

“I’ve taken sessions and hopefully I’ve given them something back. I’ve made a lot of friends here, both on and off the pitch.

“Without them I wouldn't have the opportunities I have in front of me now, so I’m more than thankful towards them.”

Although Rosenior is focused on becoming a coach or manager further down the line, the full-back insists his playing career has more fuel in the tank, as he continues to weigh up his options.

“Everyone knows that my ambition is to be a top manager in the top leagues, and I’ll have to start at some point, so that’s something that may happen.

“But I can still play the game. I’m not saying that I want to manage because I can’t play anymore - I can still play top-Championship, Premier League level.

“I’ll have to wait and see what the right option is for me and hopefully one day, in whatever capacity, I get to work back here at this club, as I’ll always have affection for it.”