Andy Murray reveals his intention to become a golf caddy or a qualified soccer coach once he retires from tennis, as working in another sport ‘interests’ him – with a triple Grand Slam ravaged by ongoing injuries.
- Andy Murray has suffered several injuries in recent tennis seasons
- The Briton has admitted that he is investigating what he wants to do after retirement
- Murray claims he would like to venture into golf caddying or football coaching
- The 33-year-old owns a sports management company to help young athletes
Andy Murray has revealed that he is considering a career in golf caddying or football coaching when his tennis career comes to an end.
The two-time Wimbledon champion has struggled with injuries in recent seasons and had to step out of the Miami Open earlier this month due to a bizarre groin injury he sustained while asleep.
The 33-year-old now admits that he can turn to other sports when he hangs up his racket for the last time and hopes to become the next crossover athlete in a variety of disciplines.
Andy Murray wants to become a golf caddy or football coach when his tennis career comes to an end
The 33-year-old is struggling with an injury and had to withdraw from the Miami Open last week
He told The Gentlemen’s Journal: ‘I love sports, so something that would interest me would be working in another sport.
‘I really like golf, so being a caddy on the golf tour, for example, would be something I would find exciting.
‘To be up close and personal with top golfers – and to learn about another sport like that – and maybe there is a cross between the two sports from the mental side and things, and so you might be able to help a golfer .
“Or you get coaching badges in football – that would be fun to do.”
Tennis star Murray played golf while rehabilitating his hip surgery in early 2019
Murray has occasionally been seen on a golf course since emerging as a public figure, but admitted earlier in his career that he will be serious about the sport until his time on a tennis court comes to an end.
The Brit used golf as an important part of his recovery from hip surgery towards the beginning of 2019, with his mother Judy also being a fan of the sport.
As for football, the 33-year-old is a die-hard Arsenal fan, despite admitting to supporting Scottish side Hibernian as a youngster. His older brother Jamie, also a professional tennis player, supports Manchester United.
Murray is a huge football fan and appeared in a 2020 Children in Need video starring Peter Crouch
Murray’s other athletic involvement outside of tennis is at an executive level in his role as the business owner of 77 Sports Management, which advises young athletes early in their sports careers.
The tennis star admitted that signing up by a management company as a teenager was one of the biggest mistakes of his career and now wants to make a positive impact in the industry herself.
The Briton continued: ‘I don’t think management companies [always] put the interests of the athletes first.
And drawing athletes at 12-13 suggests they don’t, you know, does a kid really need the pressure of one of the biggest sports management companies in the world taking care of them when they’re 12-13? I don’t know if that is the correct message to send. ‘