Tim Howard will retire at the end of his current contract
Evertons American goalkeeper Tim Howard will retire at the end of his current contract when he hits 40, because he wants to follow up on other interests.
The Big Yank has said that he could potentially still play on after 40, but it will all depend on his desire but he can’t see it. Howard joined Everton from Manchester United initially on loan in 2006 and at 35 can see himself playing at the top level for another 4 or 5 years.
“Under a new manager I’ve learned a lot of things that I thought at 34 I was too old to learn and then I learned things and I was really, really excited by that.
“It’s very generous of Roberto [to want me to play on] and I try and look after myself. I’m fitter now at 35 than I was at 25 and I really take my profession and my craft seriously.
“But I’d like to finish up this contract and be done before I hit that magical number of 40 because if I get to that point my career will have been, hands down, just amazing.
“There are other things I want to do and accomplish in life and I think that I would like to begin to transition. I want to walk out the door before they have to push me.
“Who knows, I could get to 40-years-old and still have a burning desire to be the best and maybe I will but I don’t foresee it.
“I’ve been in the game a long time and I’m really happy to finish out my career at Everton. It’s my club. I love it and the fact that I’m able to do that for another two years added on to the packet is beautiful.”
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