Jack Wilshere has resumed pre-season training after completing his summer job at the Stevenage branch of McDonald’s.
The Arsenal midfielder had been taking part in a six-week internship program at the busy restaurant, aimed at selecting the next intake of trainee managers.
He said: “I’ve always had dreams of running one of these places myself.
“You always hear of players saying they want to move into management when they retire; well I guess I’d say the same.”
The England star’s role at the 64-seater branch, involved shadowing manager, Mike Dixon, who passed on his expertise regarding the importance of a clean working environment, monitoring stock-control levels as well as compiling the weekly staff rota.
“He really took to it,” said Dixon.
“The lad’s really enthusiastic and has a lot of potential; at McDonald’s we want to invest in people like Jack who can help us in achieving excellent customer service.”
And, despite the busy season ahead, Wilshere is already looking forward to next summer.
He said: “Once the World Cup’s done with, I’d love to come back to work with Mike and the team.
“I’ve learnt so much from them, and made some great friends along the way. I’ll miss those guys.”