Anthony Allen has said he would like to stay involved with Leicester Tigers in a coaching capacity.
Allen, who won two England caps, has been forced to retire at the age of 28 because of a knee injury.
"I'm discussing it with the club and hopefully we can sort something out, to help out - maybe with the younger lads," he told BBC Radio Leicester.
"There are a few other things on the backburner but my first love is rugby and I'd love to stick in it if I can."
Allen played 124 times for Leicester after joining from Gloucester in 2009 and appeared in four Premiership finals, winning two of them.
"The support has all been a bit overwhelming really. It's been quite incredible and I'm grateful for that," he said.
"My new challenge, whatever it might be, I'm really looking forward to."