Owen set for training career?

  • Last Updated: March 19 2013, 13:21 GMT

Michael Owen is 7/2 with Coral to become a racehorse trainer within two years following the news that he is retiring from football at the end of the season.

Owen: 7/2 to pursue a training career

Owen is a 4/1 chance with Coral to manage a Premier League club by the end of 2015.

"Michael Owen will have a big decision to make when he retires in the summer, between a new career in horse racing or an alternative career in football, and our odds suggest a horse racing career is the marginal favourite", said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.

"Mick Channon and Mick Quinn are high profile examples of successful strikers who embarked on training careers, and it would be no surprise to see Michael Owen follow in their footsteps", added Clare.

Michael Owen already owns a successful training operation and is 20/1 with Coral to win a Group 1 race this season as a racehorse owner.