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Green Retires

Monday Apr 1, 2019

 Tributes paid to former midfielder!


 Former Lambs favourite Paul Green has announced his retirement from football, writes Matt Panter of The Tamworth Herald. The ex-Aston Villa and Lincoln City defender completed his third stint at Tamworth last month.

 He had hoped to return to playing next season, telling the Tamworth Herald he still had more to offer and adding: “I am not ready to finish playing yet.” But, having had surgery, he has come to the decision to quit playing.

 He tweeted: “So, after hip surgery last week, and taking some time and advice from the surgeon, unfortunately it’s time to hang up my boots. Thank you to Aston Villa, Lincoln City, Forest Green, Solihull Moors, Tamworth FC and Hereford for the opportunity to play for these great clubs. Greeny.”

 Green, who has long-term ambitions to get into coaching, said after leaving Tamworth recently: “It’s a great club with brilliant fans and when the club is doing well, The Lamb is a great place to be. “I just wish the club, the chairman (Bob Andrews), the fans and everyone connected with the club all the best for this season and beyond.”

 Tamworth FC scholarship boss Mike Fowler, who worked with Green on two separate occasions at the club, backed him to progress in coaching. “I spoke to Greeny after his operation and I know he could have taken the decision to carry on,” said Fowler. “But, having been in that situation myself, he has taken a sensible decision. I carried on playing and it was to the detriment of my health. I made a decision with my heart rather than head. I think sometimes, if you carry on, it can lead to problems later on.”

 He added: “Greeny has had a fantastic career and has done well wherever he has been and certainly at Tamworth, having played for the club three times, he should leave with everyone’s best wishes. Hopefully he will do well in coaching. He has got the personality and the temperament, no doubt about that. He’s also experienced the highs and lows of football and can draw upon that. I am sure if a club took him on in a coaching role he would do a good job.”

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