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Samir Nasri claims that he will not make a return to his former club Marseille as a player, but does not rule out the possibility of returning to the club as a coach in the future.

The former Marseille star made the switch away from the club back in 2008 when he moved to Arsenal. After having represented the likes of Manchester City and Sevilla, he has recently made the switch to Turkish outfitAntalyaspor. The 30-year-old has been plagued by injury problems and has been suffering a major downturn in his career over the last few years.

There was a possibility of Marseille bringing him back to the Stadio Velodrome but that more did not materialise. Even though he has just made the switch to Turkish football, rumours have been intense about Nasri making a return to Marseille sooner rather than later. The 30-year-old has dismissed those talks straight away and has claimed that he would one day like to return to Marseille but only as a coach or as a sporting director. Nasri has had a reasonably successful career, but he has failed to hit the heights expected from him.

At one stage, he was being compared with the Zinedine Zidane but he has ended up struggling for recognition at the top level of the game. The attacking midfielder has been able to only when a handful of titles like the Premier league and the League Cup.

“We talked, but it didn't go further than that. A return is never good. It's better to leave a good impression. You never know how it's going to go.I would really like to coach. Perhaps coach or sporting director, in any case, do something in football, that's for sure. There's potential at Marseille. There's really something good to be done there. I don't know the Velodrome all that well! But yes, why not?” said Nasri.