Leon Britton says he will still be available for selection after being named player-assistant coach for Swansea City.
Former Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele left the post recently to take up the managerial position with Belgian top-flight outfit K.A.S Eupen and the Premier League outfit decided to offer the vacancy to Britton.
The 35-year-old midfielder has decided to give up the captaincy, the armband being handed to Angel Rangel, but he insists this has not stopped him from being selected to play although more work will be on his plate.
"It's not the end of my playing career," he told Swansea's official website. "I will still be training every day and will be up for selection. But I will also be in staff meetings and looking to prepare for games from the coaching side.
"I will train as long as I am fit but my days will start a lot earlier. I will try to be that link between the players and the staff."
Struggling Swansea, who are sitting 18th in the table, return to action on Saturday when they make the trip to Turf Moor to take on Sean Dyche's high-flying Burnley.