The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

LIFE may be­gin at 40 but Kevin Phillips ad­mits he found it too tough to give it one last shot at the Pre­mier League.

The Le­ices­ter striker, capped eight times by Eng­land, has an­nounced his re­tire­ment with im­me­di­ate ef­fect af­ter help­ing fire the Foxes back to the top level.

He will now move on to the coach­ing staff at the King Power and he said:“I’ve been think­ing about this for a while. I turn 41 in the sum­mer and train­ing ev­ery day is get­ting harder and harder with all the aches and pains.

“It’s prob­a­bly the right time to pur­sue other things in my life now and put the foot­ball to bed. It’s been a long in­nings, but an en­joy­able one.”

RE­TIR­ING: Kevin Phillips

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