Joleon Lescott is set for a season jet-setting around Europe mentoring Manchester City's young loan stars.
The former central defender, who won the Premier League in 2012, was recently appointed a member of City's pathways team.
Lescott will spend a large chunk of next season flying across the continent checking on the progress of those trying to force their way into Pep Guardiola's thinking.
Joleon Lescott was recently appointed a member of Manchester City's pathways team
The former City defender will be used to monitor a number of loan players across Europe
'We just try to create pathways for them to having careers - not necessarily at City - and just try to prepare them for a career in football,' Lescott said.
'I've known the team leader Fergal Harkin for years. This mirrored my thought process for the path I want to go down, helping the younger generation of players with problems I faced as a younger player and helping them to develop and understand those scenarios.'
City had more than 30 players out on loan during Guardiola's second season in charge, with a similar number ready for a year away this term.
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'We visit them monthly and watch all the games whether it be live or on other platforms - that's part of the process,' Lescott added at the Premier League and BT Disability Football Festival.
'We critique them and try to help them understand what they're doing well and where they're going wrong. Some of them are young so it's the first time leaving home, never mind another country.
'I love it. It's different, a different satisfaction I get speaking to managers about players and helping players get their point of view across to coaches - as I would have liked to have growing up. To see the smile on their face and get a positive outcome out of it is a reward.'
City had more than 30 players out on loan during Pep Guardiola's second season in charge