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Ruddy opens up on his future plans

Wolves goalkeeper John Ruddy has spoken about his future plans in an interview with the Pink ‘Un.

Ruddy signed a new one-year deal at Molineux during the summer, when Wolves also brought in Jose Sa and Louie Moulden.

He said he is not planning to retire anytime soon but wants his coaching badges done before he does.

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“I’ve got a year left at Wolves so come next year we will see what the options are,” he said.

“Hopefully I can get back somewhere I can start playing again. I’ve still got goals and aspirations in my career.

“I’m certainly not wanting to retire any time soon to start my coaching badges. Before I do retire I’d like to have the qualifications in place so that’s something I can go into as and when I’d like to.

“You never know what’s round the corner.”

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There was also a hint there that Ruddy might look to leave Wolves in the summer to search for first-team football.

Perhaps it wouldn’t be wise to read too much into that. But it seems Ruddy is not planning to wind down or retire any time soon.

Nobody can blame him for that. Ruddy was a goalkeeper who was in the England conversation at his peak and fair play to him if he wants to be playing regularly in the twilight of his career.

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