Simon Archer wants to use his years at the top of the badminton world to help prepare the next generation of talent for the 2012 Olympic Games.
It seems likely the 31-year-old from Worcester will quit international badminton in 2006 though he insists the final decision will only be made after the World Championships in Madrid in September.
"I'm 95 per cent certain this will be my last season but I will make my mind up after the Worlds," he added.
Regardless of whether he stops playing or not, Archer is keen to pass on his experience in winning Olympic, Commonwealth, World and European medals to England's talented youngsters.
His target is to develop his own cell of top players in conjunction with Badminton England.
"There comes a time in everybody's career when they have to stop but I want to stay in badminton to some degree," he said. "I'd like my own cell of quality players and work with them.
"What we don't do too well in this country is keep hold of the knowledge and expertise of our top players. If there's the chance to tap into the vast experience of our best players, we have to grasp it.
"I think I've proved over the years that I know what it takes to get to the top.
"But I would have to do it on my terms. I have my own ideas. You need to get in players' heads and give them that incredible self-belief you need to take on the Asian players.
"Ideally, I would like a younger group of players from 16-20 with funding from the Association. I think I could have a big influence."
Archer, who won Britain's first-ever Olympic badmintonmedal with Jo Goode in Sydney 2000, is waiting to hear whether he will earn a call-up to the Commonwealth Games squad for the Melbourne tournament in March, but his immediate target is the National Championships in Manchester next week.
Leamington-born Archer wants to overtake the record 15 national titles - nine men's doubles and six mixed doubles - he shares with Mike Tredgett. He won the mixed two years ago with Donna Kellogg and the men's last year with Anthony Clark but he has switched partners to team up with Ella Tripp and David Lindley at Manchester from February 3-5.
His performance at the Yonex All England Open Championships last week in Birmingham left him in a confident frame of mind.