West Bromwich Albion defender Jonas Olsson, a rock music fan with left-wing leanings it seems, will not follow a conventional route into business or the media when he finishes playing, but will look to qualify as a lawyer and work within the sphere of human rights.
"It is something I want to do and I have already done a course in basic law," the Swede told The Sunday Mercury.
"I want to do something with human rights. I feel strongly about human rights and it is something I want to be involved in.
am only 26 so I hope I have a lot of years left but there is the
feeling that when I stop playing I want to work in that field. I want
to go to university back in Sweden when I finish. There is a big
university close to where I grew up, so I want to go there.
like world affairs and I am quite left-wing orientated. That is
probably why I like the music of Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones so
much. That is where I get that influence.
"I think I am
restless person and I have an interest in different things and learning
new things. Perhaps I have too much time on my hands as well.
you are playing football you are thinking about football so many hours
of the day, but when I am away from training I like to do something
else, something different."
Zack Wilson, Goal.com