Even though Jill Scott has formally hung up her boots, she has no plans to stop playing the game she loves.
After guiding the Lionesses to their first-ever major tournament victory at Women’s Euro 2022 this summer, Scott, 35, joined teammate Ellen White in announcing her retirement earlier this week.
The Sunderland-born singer, though, says she is open to offers and that she now wants to assist create the next stars
She said: “Itâ€™s been my whole life since the age of five. Every weekend Iâ€™ve had a football match, so I donâ€™t think itâ€™d be possible for me to move away from that.
“I am hoping I can get involved in some coaching with the younger age groups and the younger girls in England â€” thatâ€™s kind of trying to do a shout out for a job there!
“But I donâ€™t plan in advance, so that is down to me really.”
Scott amassed 161 caps for her country having made her debut in 2006, ranking her second on the Lionessesâ€™ all-time appearance list.