Owen quit reports denied

15 May 2009 07:25
Michael Owen's management company insists the Newcastle United striker is definitely not quitting football at the end of the season. Reports had hinted the 29-year-old marksman is set to hang up his playing boots when his contract expires in the summer and become a full-time racehorse trainer and owner. However, Owen, who is currently focused on helping The Magpies retain their Premier League status, has strenuously denied the story via his management company. They say the former Real Madrid and Liverpool ace is 'committed' to his career as a player, despite making only 58 Premier League starts in nearly four seasons following his £17million switch. Untrue and wrong"Any suggestion or unfounded speculation that Michael Owen has any intention of quitting football is totally untrue and wrong," read a statement from Wasserman Media Group. "Michael remains as committed to his football career as he ever has been and is deeply and professionally offended that anyone should suggest otherwise." It continued: "Michael Owen has instructed lawyers this evening and will take action against any publication which he feels inaccurately or unfairly suggested he is quitting football and is damaging to his professional reputation."

Source: SKY_Sports