RETIRED Sydney Swan Jude Bolton hasn't ruled out coaching but says any such career is at least a couple of years away.

The 33-year-old hung up his boots at the end of the season after 325 games and two premierships.

He said while he had been approached by a few clubs about a potential role – and didn't deny former Swans coach Paul Roos had enquired about him coming to Melbourne – he wanted to explore roles in the media, player management and at the Swans before returning to the game.

"There were questions from a couple of different clubs at different stages but that's something that I just haven't entertained at this stage," Bolton said, after winning the Madden Medal for his contribution to football, family and the community on Friday.

"I'll never say never. I do love that side of it; I just feel like it can wait for a couple of years anyway.

"I'm really excited about hopefully establishing a media career as well as a little bit of player management and also a corporate role at the Swans.

"I'd like to keep my options open, but also delve into a career pretty much straight away because you wait a little bit of time and you're long gone in this game.

"I'm really looking forward to getting into the next chapter."

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The modest former Swan admitted it was "different" being approached by clubs as he looked to move into the next phase of his life.

But he said he would remain in Sydney for the time being with his young family and commute to Melbourne for media work, as well as travelling around the country as a manager for Players Ink.

"I think it's the nature of finishing up," he said.

"Many different opportunities arise that you just wouldn't think of.

"I'm very blessed that I've got people chasing me in that sense, but we'll work it out and move forward into the next phase."

Bolton was at Friday's Roaring Forties Club Post Grand Final Lunch at Melbourne's Sofitel hotel, before he flew home to attend the Swans' Club Champion dinner at The Star Event Centre in the evening.  

After nearly retiring after last year's premiership, he said he had no regrets about playing on for a 15th season.

"I spoke to Tom Harley, I spoke to Cameron Ling and they retired after a Grand Final win," he said.

"I just felt that I still had a bit to offer and I love competing on the weekend and that's what I'm going to miss the most.

"I guess a lot of guys get booed off the footy field and I haven't been one of those guys.

"I'm pretty lucky in that sense. I've enjoyed my career and now we move onto the next chapter."

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