‘LEGEND’ LESTER CALLS IT QUITS
JACK Lester insisted there was no time like the present to set out on a new career after the Chesterfield striker announced his retirement.
The 37-year-old, who joined the Spireites from Nottingham Forest in 2007, had already announced his decision to leave the club at the end of the season.
It was not known where he would head next but, after considering his options, Lester has decided to hang up his boots.
“I've decided to retire from football in the summer, which has been a really tough decision,” he said. “I’ve got some opportunities coming up to observe coaching around the world.
“I’ll get an insight into some international sports psychologists, using their expertise.
“I’m also going to do some coaching in America.
“I’ve got a year before my son starts school, which is why I’ve decided to retire and make the most of the opportunities that are there.”
Chesterfield manager Paul Cook added: “There’s no doubt Jack will go down as a Chesterfield legend.
“He’s been a fantastic servant to this club and I wish Jack every success for the future.”
RETIRING: Jack Lester