Football Writer, kick442.com – Cameroon
Former Mallorca and Arsenal player Lauren Etame-Mayer has announced that he is currently taking his coaching courses to obtain his UEFA A and B Licenses.
In an interview with Spanish radio Solo El Sevilla, the former Indomitable Lion openly expressed his desire to become a coach.
“I will train to become a coach, that’s why we are now in the learning process. I love reading a lot and I am currently working to get my UEFA A and B licenses,” Lauren said.
“I am trying to keep myself mentally busy in this individually and collectively challenging times. We try to liberate ourselves from the anxiety of not being able to go out to meet friends and family.”
Lauren spent six years with Arsenal after joining them in 2000, before moving on to join Portsmouth where he stayed till 2009.
He played for Ultrera, Sevilla B, and Levante before joining Mallorca in 1998, where he spent two years before moving to England.
In 2010 he joint Spanish second tier side FC Córdoba and played with them for half a season, before dusting his playing boots.
He totaled 333 league games scoring 25 goals for seven clubs.
He won two English Premier League titles and three FA Cups with Arsenal in the six years he spent with the north London club.
He also won the FA in 2008 with Portsmouth.
He won 24 caps scoring one goal with the Indomitable Lions Cameroon, winning the AFCON in 2000 and 2002 and walking away with the best player’s award in 2000.
He was also an integral part of the Cameroon team that won gold in the summer Olympic Games in Sydney in 2000.
Now 43, he moved on to join ITV4 as a consultant before moving to Sky Sports where he continues to work as a consultant and Spanish LaLiga commentator. Lauren is currently based in Seville with his family since moving to the Andalusian capital in 2014.
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