Still not road’s end for Phil, James Younghusband in PH | Inquirer Sports

Still not road’s end for Phil, James Younghusband in PH

By: - Reporter / @cedelfptINQ
/ 05:20 AM July 02, 2020

Philippine football has not seen the end of Phil and James Younghusband yet.

While the brothers are already retired after remarkable careers representing the country, both Phil and James are not ruling out a return albeit in a different capacity.


The brothers have hinted at coaching as the next phase of their careers as they intend to utilize their connections overseas to upgrade their skills and earn the necessary credentials.

Phil and James were former members of the reserve team of English Premier League giants Chelsea before they moved to the Philippines almost a decade ago and became poster boys to the rise of the team as a force in Southeast Asia.


“My goal was always to help develop Philippine football and to go abroad, learn and come back and share that to the Philippines,” said James, 33, who announced his retirement from the game last week just a few months after Phil also called time to his career.

“I want to go back to England, speak to our contacts at Chelsea if I can gain some experience there, gain some knowledge there and also look to go to the United States as well because I realize, I think with the Philippines, we share similarities with the American system, in terms of schooling and sports so I think it’s a good place to learn how they do things there and can bring back to the Philippines,” James added.

Phil, who is now based in Kent, England, said giving back to the sport will always be their priority.

“James and I have always said a lot of our knowledge and experience came from our time at Chelsea football club,” Phil, 32, said during the brothers’ appearance at “CPT Crossover” podcast on Tuesday night.

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