Theo Walcott comments on the future plans after the Everton loan when he hints at an extended stay in Southampton.


The assailant returned to his club from his youth with a seasonal loan from Everton on the day the transfer period expired, after falling into the pecking order at Goodison Park.

Theo Walcott has hinted at an extended stay in Southampton after his loan change from Everton.

The striker is on loan for the entire season in Southampton and is returning to his club from his youth, and he has announced his plans for the future after the current league campaign.

His current contract with Everton runs until the end of the season and it seems unlikely that he will sign a new contract during his time on the South Coast. The 31-year-old also hinted at the possibility of a move to coaching, which explains his desire to help young players follow in his footsteps at St. Mary’s.

In an interview with the Saints’ website, Walcott revealed that he was interested in a longer-term collaboration with Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl.

“I have a feeling that everyone is a really hard worker.

“I want to help the graduates of the Academy get through now,” Walcott said.

“I’m sure they have a lot of questions to ask – quite a few of them have already asked me quite a few. Many of them have said, ‘I watched you at Arsenal and now I’m playing with you!

“He expects perfection in certain professions – especially without the ball, but that’s something I’m learning pretty quickly now and I’m looking forward to the next game.

“You have to work hard at the way the manager wants to play, and if you don’t work hard, you won’t play. It’s simple – there is no hiding.

He added: “The manager pulled me aside a couple of times and put me in a room where I had to go through a lot of tactics, which is nice to see, just to get my coach up to speed, because that’s something I might want to look at in the future.

“This is very interesting. I am enjoying my short time working with the manager at the moment and hopefully it can become a long term thing”.


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