Rio Ferdinand likely to Retire soon
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says that he may not have a long time left in football.
The 36-year-old is now playing for QPR after having left United last summer. After a promising start to his life in West London, Ferdinand has not been featuring in recent matches due to poor form. Since he has lost a lot of pace, manager Harry Redknapp had to use three defenders at the back in order to protect Ferdinand. This ploy did not work very well after QPR struggled for form in the early parts of the season.
Dropping Ferdinand and reverting back to four at the back has worked extremely well for the last few matches. Despite the improvement in form, results have not come to the club from Loftus Road. As a result, they find themselves in the relegation zone just a few weeks before Christmas. Ferdinand was widely expected to join a club from the Middle East or North America in order to further extend his playing days. Given his successful business career, it is now looking highly unlikely that the former Leeds United star will be moving to a new club. His latest statements hint that a potential retirement is just around the corner.
“My career doesn’t have as much time as I’d like. We need to get out of the relegation fight first.I see a lot of kids here who are really similar, from similar backgrounds to myself and other kids from council estate environments – and we’re trying to give them that inspiration and idea that you can do something positive with your life if you put your mind to it.If you can adapt to certain environments and prove that you can be of worth outside your own environment, then you’ve got a chance to do something positive with your life,” said Ferdinand.