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Owen not interested in training switch

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Michael Owen has insisted he has no intention of becoming a racehorse trainer when he retires from football at the end of the season.

Former England international Owen revealed on Tuesday that he would be hanging up his boots at the end of the current Premier League campaign with Stoke.

Speculation immediately began as to Owen's next move, with some suggesting he would look to take an active part in the training of horses at the Manor House Stables he owns in partnership with Andrew Black.

To counter this, Gerard Houllier suggested the forward will remain within football and that is the former Liverpool and Manchester United striker's thinking.

"I have no plans to be a trainer," Owen told the Racing Post. "My involvement with racing will be exactly the same as it is now.

"I am as deep into racing as I want to be - owning the stables and enjoying that.

"My future career lies in football."

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