Ian Henderson: ‘In Turkey I didn’t get paid. I was acting as my own lawyer’

17 February 2018 10:30
Bad luck and instability almost led Rochdale’s captain to quit football. Now he has found a happy place and has Spurs in his sightsIan Henderson had reached a crossroads in his life when the invitation came to train with Rochdale five years ago. He had just been released by Colchester United and the realities of life as a professional footballer were not turning out to be what he had envisaged when he was coming through the youth system at Norwich City. Being offered bags of cash by persons unknown to leave the Turkish club Ankaragucu in 2009 had seen to that.Clubless and careerless, or so he thought, the striker considered turning his back on football to become an orthodontist. Today, as captain of Rochdale in the FA Cup fifth round, it is only the lilywhites of Tottenham Hotspur that concern him. Today he will feel indebted to the manager, Keith Hill, for providing the right direction. Related: FA expects Tottenham to play at Rochdale despite Pochettino pitch worries Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian