PAUL Murray will turn to coaching if his release by Hartlepool United signals the end of his playing career.
Some mutual agreements are more mutual than others, but the 36-year-old’s departure seems amicable, judging by his presence as a co-commentator for Hartlepool’s official website at last night’s League One game with Bournemouth.
The former Carlisle United midfielder said: “I’ve started 18 games this season and I still feel fit enough to continue so we’ll see if anyone is interested.
“I still want to play but I’m doing my A Licence at the moment and that is a big part of my future.
“I want to be a manager one day and I’m going to work as hard as I can and do whatever I have to do to achieve that.”
The 2012 supporters’ player of the year has not featured since losing his place in November. Murray made 105 of his 500-plus career appearances for Hartlepool, 98 in the league.