Pies skipper reveals aspirations 'away from club'

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Collingwood skipper Scott Pendlebury says he would consider a future at a rival club if it involved the opportunity of a coaching role down the line.

The 33-year-old remains uncontracted for the 2022 season but has a one-year deal on the table to remain at Collingwood.

While Pendlebury is yet to speak to rival clubs, assuring he "really wants to be a one-club player", the midfielder revealed that he did hold aspirations to expand his horizons.

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury. (Getty)

"If I sign with Collingwood, at this stage it's a one-year deal [for 2022]," Pendlebury told Triple M.

"We're trying to work through the best thing for both parties. When you get to this age you are slightly lower on the priority list than the young guys and getting a new coach.

"I do have ambitions to coach, I've said that, and I think I've said I'd like to step away from that football club [Collingwood] and get some experience elsewhere. Ever since I was 17 all I've known is this football club.

Collingwood captain Scott Pendlebury. (Getty)

"But I've been on record saying I really do want to be a one-club player. Hopefully we nut something out soon ... But if they want to offer me future coaching gigs for a couple of years' time, I'll have a look at it."

However, Pendlebury insisted that at this stage he'd "just been talking with our football club".

Gold Coast and Fremantle are two clubs reportedly interested in luring the champion midfielder.

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