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Young to hang up his boots
10 Apr 2008 - 10:13:26
Veteran Bournemouth striker Neil Young has announced that he will retire from the game at the end of the season.
The 34-year-old has spent 14 seasons at Dean Court and made more than 500 appearances for the Cherries, but has opted to take up a coaching role in Australia.
He told the Daily Echo: "I've always wanted to move into coaching and this is a great opportunity for me to stay in the game. At my age, it was something I couldn't turn down.
"Football is really taking off in Australia so now is the right time to go. The job involves working with children up to the age of 18 and, with all my experience, I think I've got a lot to offer.
"As much as I'd love to carry on playing for as long as I can, now is the time for me to put that to one side and think about my family and our future. This move is in our best interests."