Former Burnley winger Junior Stanislas has announced his retirement from professional football aged 33.

Stanislas joined the Clarets from West Ham in 2011 and went on to spend four seasons in East Lancashire.

The winger had been without a club since his release by Bournemouth in the summer after a nine-year stay on the South Coast.

He says injuries have taken their toll over the past few years but now has ambitions to head into management.

“It's been a little while coming,” Stanislas told talkSPORT. “I probably made the decision back end of last year.

“I think a good few injuries over the last few years and they take their toll. So I think a new chapter going forward, and excited to get going with that really.”

He added: “That's the aim. That's the dream,” responded Stanislas when asked if he wanted to go into management.

“Again, obviously starting right back at the beginning, but one I'm looking forward to really.

“Last few years, been doing all my badges, done my B licence, done my A licence the last couple of years.

“So just looking forward to getting some work done on the grass and then hopefully in a few years, like you say, be in the dugout. That's the main aim.”

Stanislas was part of the squad that won promotion to the Premier League under Sean Dyche in 2014, playing in 27 of those games. He was also promoted to the top flight with Bournemouth in 2015 and 2022.

“Growing up through the Academy at West Ham, I would always say a highlight was my making my debut, something you work hard for your entire life,” he stated.

“Those promotions, you and your team-mates set out on a journey beginning of the season. And then when you achieve the goal at the end, I think it's always a positive journey.”