The 35-year-old, due to lead the side out on his 737th appearance for the club against QPR, will become a television pundit next season.
However, he accepts nothing will ever replace the buzz of the dressing room and the only job which will come close to that would be as a coach.
"I am sure I will (miss it). I love the dressing room and getting yourself up for big games," he said.
"There is nothing better than being successful and achieving things with your mates - they were great times for us.
"It is very difficult to replace that whatever job you go into.
"The closest is probably coaching and managing so I suppose if I do miss it so much I will look to get back in at some stage."
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