Tomas Rosicky is starting his transition into coaching with Sparta Prague, but admits he has a lot to learn now he’s on the other side.

Rosicky announced his retirement from professional football in December last year. He spent a decade with Arsenal after joining in 2006, but returned to Sparta Prague for his final playing days.

The 37-year-old spent his youth career with Sparta, so it was fitting that he should retire there as well. Now, he tells Metal Shop TV (via VIP Sport) he’s starting his new career in coaching with the club too.

“I’m learning football from the other side in Sparty,” he revealed. “There are a lot of things I have to learn. I’ll see where this journey will take me. I was better playing football, it’s clear.”

‘Super Tom’ was always a fan favourite at Arsenal, even if he did spend more time on the sidelines than he’d hoped. That strong relationship with the fans in North London was probably largely thanks to his three goals in three different wins against Tottenham Hotspur, among other things.

I’m sure supporters would welcome him back in some capacity after he learns his trade in the Czech Republic.

Despite his move to the other side of football, there’ll still be at least one more opportunity to see Rosicky on the pitch. He signed up to take part in Arsenal’s charity matches against Real Madrid later this year.