Nottingham Forest midfielder Jonathan Greening has accepted an offer to take up a coaching role with the club's under-21 side.
The 34-year-old took his Uefa A and B coaching badges in the summer and will combine his playing career with assisting Ian McParland.
Greening told the Forest website: "I am really looking forward to it.
"I want to stay in football when my playing career ends and I have a chance to learn from a very good coach."
Greening only started six games for the Reds last season and spent time on loan with Barnsley, but he said was not thinking about retiring as a player at present.
"I still feel I have a lot to offer. I have had a good pre-season and still feel fit," he added.