Tranmere Rovers midfielder Jason Coumas said that he never wanted to leave the club, despite the relegation, writes BBC.
34-year-old former Welsh international signed a new one-year deal with the Rovers last month, despite having offers from other clubs. And he says he still has a part to play at the club in which he began his professional career.
“It was an easy decision. I could have gone elsewhere. I had calls but it never entered my mind to be honest,” he said for BBC. “It’s not about the money, is it? I want to play for Tranmere.”
“Now there’s a big aim for everyone now – for us to go back up and it’s something I want to be involved in.
“It’s something I am going to get involved in. The club offered me a coaching role after the season finished. I’ve spoken to manager about it, it’s something we both want to do and so I’m looking forward to it.”
Koumas played for Tranmere between 1998 and 2002, making over one hundred appearances. He went on to play for West Bromwich Albion, Cardiff and Wigan, before joining Tranmere again in August 2013.