Newly knighted Sir Andy Murray says he could move into football after he retires from tennis.
Murray, the current world No 1 and Wimbledon champion, has received a knighthood in the New Year’s honours list.
While the Scottish star is still only 29 and could continue winning trophies for years, he has an eye on what he would like to do when he hangs up his racket – and reveals he could swap it for a pair of football boots.
Murray told the Times when asked about his post-career plans: ‘Something within British tennis probably, potentially coaching another player.
‘I would like to do something in football. I watch loads of it. I am into my fantasy sports a lot.
‘I would like to try my hand at coaching at some stage but I wouldn’t think immediately after I finish.
‘I would like to spend a lot of time at home with family and see my child, or children, growing up.’
Murray, who recently made a bit more history by being the first person to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year three times, returned to the court after his winter break last week, at the Qatar Open.
He reached the final but was beaten in a three-set thriller by the man he usurped as No 1, Novak Djokovic.
Murray is guaranteed to be No 1 seed for the Australian Open, which starts next week, though will lose his crown to Djokovic if the Serb retains his title in Melbourne and he does not make the semi-finals.