JOLEON LESCOTT has left his job coaching England Under-21s in order to pursue his dream career.
Lescott was part of Lee Carsley's coaching staff as the U21s won the Euros after beating Spain 1-0 in the final.
The ex-Manchester City, Everton and Wolves centre-back was a consultant coach for the Georgia tournament.
But the 41-year-old has now left his position there in order to chase his dream of becoming a director of football.
Head coach Carsley and assistant Ashley Cole, however, will remain in their posts until the Three Lions' title defence in 2025 – a campaign beginning with a qualifier against Luxembourg next month.
Despite pursuing the new role, Lescott will retain his position at Man City in both ambassadorial and media roles, according to the Daily Mail.
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Lescott also works as a pundit for TNT Sports.
While he now looks set to pursue a career in the boardroom, Lescott also has a Uefa A Diploma.
During a 17-year playing career, Lescott won five trophies.
Four of these were at Man City – for whom he played in 160 games – including two Premier League titles.
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The other came during his time at Wolves when they won the Championship play-off final in 2003.
He also earned 26 caps for England.
Lescott would not be the first to make the leap between pitch and boardroom.
Ex-pros such as Edwin van der Sar and Paolo Maldini are high profile players who have made a successful switch, winning titles with Ajax and AC Milan respectively.
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