Rio Ferdinand Plans To Retire At The End Of The Season
The QPC footballer (and sometime toaster) recently appeared on The Jonathan Ross show, where he was asked about retirement, and this is what he said:
I probably think the end of this season, I’m not fearful of retirement, I’m looking forward to it, I can see some good stuff hopefully happening ahead.
You get to a time where you start understanding your body and the strains playing football (is) putting your body through, going out and training every day.
He does plan on staying within football in some form of capacity:
I will stay in football I’m sure in some capacity. I’ve signed to BT and stuff and I’ve done stuff with the BBC at the World Cup which I really enjoyed and it’s something I’m sure I will take up and do a bit more (of).
I’m doing my (coaching) badges as well and there are other bits and pieces outside of football.
Ferdinand senior career began at age 17 as a sub for Tony Cottee at West Ham in 1996. Since then, he played for Bournemouth before raking in with Leeds United and (most notably) Manchester United, where he took the top spots as the world’s most expensive defender at £18 and £34 million, respectively. The money seemed to be well-spent: he won 11 major trophies in 12 seasons at Old Trafford during those periods.
It was this year that Ferdinand signed with the Queens Park Rangers for one season.