Gudjohnsen on the possibility of Chelsea coaching job: 'If I said I was ready for it, I would be lying'
- Eidur Gudjohnsen has just began his coaching career taking up U21 Iceland assistant coach job.
- He would like to return to Chelsea at some point in the future.
- He doesn't feel he is ready now.
Former Chelsea striker Eidur Gudjohsen has not ruled out a possibility for him to return to Stamford Bridge in a coaching role at some point in the future.
However, as he has just picked up his first-ever coaching job as Iceland U21 assistant manager, Gudjohnsen doesn't feel he is ready for the responsibility yet.
He explains: "If I said I was ready for it, I would be lying. I am just taking my first steps and I need to gain some experience. Eventually, what the future holds for me as a coach or manager is down to me and what effort I put into it.
"There is always more to learn. The game is developing so fast and you have to be on top of everything. For the future, who knows? At this moment, it has not crossed my mind. I have just started this and I have had my first qualifiers with the team.
"I have a lot to learn. I hope to go into something bigger in the future. I hope I get a big opportunity but I have to be ready for that step. I think it is great to see others get the chance. It shows that ex-players have great respect from the club and the fans.
"It is great that Chelsea are building this identity by bringing back ex-players. They are not only ex-players but they are people who really care for the club, who know what it means to be at Chelsea. It means a lot to them."