Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes admits he is missing day-to-day involvement in football, with a return to coaching - or taking on a managerial role - very much in his thoughts.
Scholes, with the Red Devils as a player from youth level until his second and final retirement in 2013, had a couple of brief stints coaching at United in 2011-12 and 2013-14.
Last year, the 40-year-old and his 'Class of 92' colleagues Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers became owners of Salford City, and he has since done a small amount of coaching their players.
Scholes was also in charge of the team, alongside Phil Neville, for one game when the non-league outfit were between permanent bosses last season - although for the most part, he is more of a background overseer.
Speaking to the BBC, Scholes said:
Former Man United midfielder Paul Scholes has called some of the football his old club are playing under Louis van Gaal "miserable".
Despite Van Gaal taking United to third in the table in his first season in charge, some critics have had issues with the style of play employed by the Dutchman.
Another ex-player, Gary Neville, caused a stir when he compared them to a pub side earlier this season, while Scholes also has issues.
Writing in the Independent in the wake of the midweek win over Burnley, he said:
Retired Manchester United and England midfielder Paul Scholes has shown he still has it - by chipping the goalkeeper from his own half in a five-a-side match.
Scholes, who quit as a professional at the end of the last season, scored the stunner for Chaddy Park Legends in their Over 35s Vets League.
Scholes was on the red carpet last night for the premiere of the Class of '92 film.
Midfielder Paul Scholes has been brought on as a substitute in Manchester United's match against West Brom.
This is Scholes' 718th and final game before his retirement.
He was booked for "unsporting behaviour" following a tackle on Claudio Yacob.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has confirmed his retirement for a second time.
The 38-year-old will retire at the end of the season.