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Chelsea and Liverpool hero Fernando Torres reveals he is ‘about to become a coach’ in emotional Instagram post

FERNANDO TORRES revealed he is about to become a coach in an emotional Instagram post.

The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker, 36, retired a year ago today following a spell in Japan.

🇬🇧 Today is one year since I retired from football. I confess that when I was active I did not realize how quickly time goes … Im getting use to a new reality. I have assumed that I am no longer a football player, while at the same time I am about to become a coach. In addition, we have celebrated that my beloved @liverpoolfc have won a @premierleague after 30 years and unfortunately football is played without supporters in the stands ,the element that makes this sport so special. In the middle of it all, we are experiencing a pandemic that leaves thousands of families broken. For this reason, the only thing I ask of you is that you be responsible and stay safe and healthy . My best wishes for everybody 🇪🇸 Hoy se cumple un año desde mi retirada del Fútbol. Confieso que cuando estaba en activo no me daba cuenta de lo rápido que pasa el tiempo… En todo este tramo me he acostumbrado a una nueva realidad. He aceptado que ya soy no soy jugador en activo, a la vez que estoy a punto de convertirme en entrenador. Además, hemos celebrado que mi querido @liverpoolfc ha ganado la @premierleague 30 años después, y lamentablemente el fútbol se juega sin público, el elemento que hace que este deporte sea tan especial. En medio de todo, vivimos una pandemia que deja miles de familias rotas. Por eso, lo único que os pido es que seáis responsables y os mantengáis sanos y salvos. Mis mejores deseos para todos.

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He ended his playing career with Sagan Tosu but after 12 months out of action, the Spaniard is relishing the chance to get back into football.

Writing to his 8million followers, Torres reflected on his first year since hanging up his boots – including Liverpool’s league title success and the global pandemic – and told fans of his future plans.

He said: “Today is one year since I retired from football. I confess that when I was active I did not realise how quickly time goes.

“I’m getting used to a new reality. I have assumed that I am no longer a football player, while at the same time I am about to become a coach.

“In addition, we have celebrated that my beloved @liverpoolfc have won a @premierleague after 30 years and unfortunately football is played without supporters in the stands, the element that makes this sport so special.

“In the middle of it all, we are experiencing a pandemic that leaves thousands of families broken.

“For this reason, the only thing I ask of you is that you be responsible and stay safe and healthy. My best wishes for everybody.”

Torres came through at Atletico Madrid and then scored 85 Premier League goals across seven seasons at Anfield and Stamford Bridge.

He had spells with AC Milan and back at Atleti before a swansong in the Far East.

The Champions League, Euros and World Cup winner is yet to be linked with a specific post but ex-Arsenal defender Lauren tipped El Nino to be a success.

The pair worked towards their coaching badges in Spain together, along with Rafael Marquez, Alvaro Arbeloa and Carlos Cuellar.

Lauren told The Athletic: “You can see that he has everything very clear. He wants to play good transitions, win the ball and go forward quickly.

“He knows what he wants to do. You can feel that he has that kind of understanding of the game.

“He’s one of those guys I’ve been most impressed with. He knows what he’s doing every day.”

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