FORMER Celtic and Hibernian midfielder Liam Henderson, now on the books at Empoli in Italy, has revealed that he plans to enter football management once he retires.

At 23 years old, it is a prospect that is still some way in the distance for Henderson. But the Parkhead academy graduate, who is on loan from Serie A's surprise package Hellas Verona, has already started planning for a future in coaching and is making the most of the Italian lockdown - but he readily admits that he cannot wait to get playing again.

"I miss the ball," he told the Athletic. "I did the 'stay at home challenge' the other day with the toilet roll. I got nominated for that so I did it but it's not the same. Essentially you're just keeping your fitness.

"I've been trying to keep my mind active, thinking about after football. Managerial stuff, noting down wee bits and bobs.

"What I've learned from my managers over the years, what formation I'd play, my philosophy, playing the youth and stuff. I'm definitely going to enrol and do my [coaching] badges [in the future]."