Retiring Owen in talks to become FA ambassador - Bevington

The Club England managing director has revealed the governing body are keen to continue to work with the striker, who announced his intention to retire on Tuesday
The Football Association are in talks with Michael Owen over a possible ambassadorial role, Club England managing director Adrian Bevington has revealed.

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Stoke striker Owen announced his intention to retire from professional football at the end of the current season on Tuesday.

But Bevington has revealed the FA are keen to continue to work with the 33-year-old, who notched an impressive 40 goals in 89 appearances for the Three Lions.

"Michael Owen enjoyed a tremendous career with England, playing at every level," he told reporters.

"He has always conducted himself with outstanding professionalism when on England duty and performed at the highest level, scoring important goals at major tournaments.

"We are already in talks with Michael about how he can share his international experience with our younger players in the future in an ambassadorial role."