Former Sierra Leone National Team captain, Steven Caulker has expressed his ambition to pursue a career as a football manager, aiming to one day lead the Leone Stars to greater heights.

In a recent interview with the FSLNews, Caulker revealed his intention to pursue the UEFA A license in 2024, a crucial step in becoming a qualified football manager. He expressed his desire to use his experience and knowledge to bring young Sierra Leonean players to the forefront, fostering a style of play that captures the hearts of fans.

In terms of my aspiration, my ambition is to be a manager, Maybe, one day, to be a Sierra Leone Manger. I would love the opportunity to bring in young Sierra Leoneans in to play attractive Football,” Caulker said.

Meanwhile, In April 2023, the former Sierra Leone National Team captain, Steven Caulker revealed his ambition to be a football coach after his playing career.

The former Tottenham and QPR defender said the role would fit him perfectly, especially given his battle with gambling.

β€œIt started at the age of 15, but it wasn’t until 19 that it really had a grip on me. You go through stages and at 15, it was probably the early stages when it was just beginning,” he said to ESPN.

He added that he regretted his decision in his early career days and vowed not to repeat such as a manager.

The former Leone Stars captain said he feels sad at times when he realizes that he did not maximise the opportunities he had as a young player playing for Tottenham and Liverpool.

Caulker went on to make over 120 appearances in the Premier League but was released by QPR and since then failed to play in the League.

The 31-year-old went into rehab and later went to Turkey where he played for several Super Lig clubs.

His revitalised performance attracted the attention of Sierra Leone, a country his paternal grandfather came from.

Caulker represented Sierra Leone in the 2021 AfCON in Cameroon and was made captain four months later. Caulker has one cap and a goal for England against Sweden after converting a set piece from Steven Gerard.