OXFORD United club captain John Mousinho has gained his UEFA Pro Licence.

The 36-year-old completed the highest coaching qualification in the country, receiving his certificate from England manager Gareth Southgate and assistant Steve Holland.

Mousinho joins a group of less than 500 people in the country to possess a Pro Licence, including figures such as Southgate, Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers and Emma Hayes, in charge of Chelsea Women.

He has juggled the 18-month course with his role as chair of the Professional Footballers' Association, having been elected last May.

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Mousinho is contracted to the U's as a player until next summer but is now more commonly seen on the touchline as part of Karl Robinson's coaching set-up.

The centre back has built up experience in the last three seasons as he prepares for life after he hangs up his boots.

Mousinho played 11 matches in 2020/21, before undergoing knee surgery last January.

He made the same number of appearances last season, mostly off the bench, but started the Sky Bet League One win at Shrewsbury Town in March.