Belgian national team manager Roberto Martinez has tipped Inter striker Romelu Lukaku to have a bright future as a coach once his playing career comes to an end.

During the Coronavirus lockdown period, Lukaku has been one of a number of Belgian internationals to take the opportunity to start his coaching career by beginning his coaching badges online and Martinez has admitted he wishes to help Lukaku and others in their journeys to become coaches.

“It is important that they are starting to think as coaches. I can already see it with guys like Jan Vertonghen, Kevin De Bruyne, Axel Witsel, Thomas Meunier, Romelu Lukaku, and the list goes on,” Martinez remarked upon signing a contract extension with Belgium until 2022 as per Italian news outlet

“I think they will make their mark in Belgian football as coaches, I want to guide them in this evolution.”

Lukaku joined Inter in a club record €65 million transfer deal from Manchester United this past Summer on a five year contract and the former West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea player has been in sensational form in his first season.

In 35 appearances across all competitions to date, Lukaku has netted 23 goals and has also provided a total of five assists for his new teammates.