Williams offered new Ospreys deal
December 5, 2011
Shane Williams marked his final appearance for Wales with a try © Getty Images
The Ospreys have already made their move to keep star winger Shane Williams at the club despite his contract expiring at the end of next season.
The 34-year-old turned out for Wales for the final time on Saturday - marking the occasion with a last-minute try - and with his contract expiring with the Welsh region at the end of the 2012-13 season, Williams is now pondering his next chapter. But although he has admitted he is eyeing a potential transition into coaching, the Ospreys want him to continue terrorising defences from his familiar wing berth.
The winger, however, admits that in two years time he may want to be doing other things but is adamant that he wants to continue his involvement with the region.
"I've got this season and next season left in my playing contract," Williams told BBC Wales. "I've already been offered an extension to stay another year, but I think realistically two years will be where I want to be.
"You can never say never, but I'm sure in two years' time that I'd like to be doing other things. And I have spoken to Mike and Andrew about remaining with the Ospreys for as long as I possibly can - for life if I could.
"But it's like a family to me - whether that's on the coaching side of things or the commercial department. I'd love just to have the involvement with the Ospreys for the foreseeable future because I do love it here."
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