Man City Legend Declares His Retirement From Football, Gives Reason

Man City legend Joe Hart has announced that he will retire from football at the end of the season when his contract with Celtic expires. The former Manchester City goalkeeper will quit football after 21 years of being between the goalposts.

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Hart will be 37 years old at the end of his current contract and having made over 600 appearances for different clubs across Europe and won many trophies, the former England international goalkeeper would be satisfied with his football career.

Hart was one of the players that won the dramatic first-ever Premier League title for Manchester City in 2012. He was at the post when Sergio Aguero scored the iconic stoppage time goal against Queen Park Ranger on the final day of the season which gave the Cityzens a victory over their local rivals.

Also, he’s having a successful time at the Scottish side. He has won five major trophies with the Hoops and is hoping to end his final campaign in Glasgow on a high note by lifting his third Scottish Premiership title and a second Scottish Cup at the end of the campaign.

“As of June, I’m going to stop playing professional football,” the Man City legend said during an interview with a close friend and his mental performance coach Jamie Edwards for Celtic TV.

“This is something that I’ve thought about for a while. There’s no right or wrong time but the way this club works that I’m playing at the moment there’s so much on it.

“I feel great physically,” Hart added. “As good as I possibly can do for my age and what I’ve done to my body, involved in football from the age of 16 onwards.

“I’ve gone down every avenue to keep myself in the best possible shape and be in the best possible position to give my all come game day, and right now I’m at that. Come game day, I really do peak, but I’m aware that time waits for no man and I don’t want my body to be retiring me. That was one of the key factors (behind my decision).”

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